Local paper blog reports a visit to the excellent Minneapolis Institute for the Arts, which is only a few blocks from my house. And in the post, one of my favorite bizarre pictures:

Sarah Allen portrait

Sarah Allen portrait

Text: “With no attempt at idealization, Mrs. Allen is presented as a masculine-looking middle aged woman, appearing sturdy and confident as she daintily pulls on her glove.”

Hmmm. If someone painted a picture of my wife looking like a 22-year old dude in a dress, I would be having serious words with them. Certainly I wouldn’t want the picture being in an art gallery for all to wonder at.

5 Responses to “dainty”

  1. Layclerk says:

    Would it be wrong to be attracted to Mrs Allen? It would, wouldn’t it? In that case, I’m not!


  2. Robin (bro) says:

    I think if someone painted a picture of your wife looking like a 22-year old dude you wouldn’t have time to have serious words with them. I’m sure Emma would get there first…

    Also, I think the description “as she daintily pulls on her glove” should read “as she takes off the bandages using her deformed flipper.”

  3. Emma says:

    I have no objection to bring portrayed as 22…

  4. Rich says:

    It does look worryingly like Robin in a dress!

  5. Rachel says:

    I have got to get over here more often. Best laugh I have had in a LONG time. Flipper. Brilliant.

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