Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tea Time with Edouard

After 90 minutes of shoveling snow, a break for tea and chocolate biscuits certainly hits the spot! Some art by Manet rounded out the afternoon.

Manet is one of my favorite artists. I love his stark contrasts. Rarely have I seen black hues in any other artist's work that could compare to the luscious depth of his.

And, I learned something new this afternoon about Edouard. He was a dandy.

He was famous in his circle for his fashion-conscious appearance. Some critics took this, unfairly, to be a mark of his lack of "seriousness."

His "circle" included Degas, Mallarme, Morisot, Proust, and Zola. So Manet was no slouch, even if he lacked seriousness.

4 comments:

  1. I love your tea cozy. Did you make it?

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    1. My mom gave it to me. We have shared a love of tea time for ages. I think she found it at a tea shop. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. What a fun tea time! I'd love to sit down with you. :)

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    1. :) That would be lovely. It's a blessing to connect with AOers.

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