at the cafe


Happy Friday, darlings.

Edouard Manet presents us with a scene I’m sure we are all familiar with after this week’s farewell address…and the impending doom that is our upcoming administration.

Scholarship wants me to tell you that Manet’s At the Cafe from 1878 is perhaps his most “suggestive work yet,” but I’m not really about that (I mean, helloooooo, have you Googled Olympia? Get real.). Instead, I’ll say that it’s probably the most obvious in its characterization of bar boredom I have seen in awhile.

All about this woman in the middle, drinking with her hand on her hip, though. Super classy.

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