Monday, January 25, 2010

Men In Suits





The Council of the Royal Academy
Selecting Pictures for the Exhibition
By Sir Francis Grant
19th century



SIMPLY SNICKERS
http://memeexpress.blogspot.com/2010/01/sunday-invitation-for-january-24th.html

MEN IN SUITS.

A mouthful of a title.
But simply a picture
Of men
Choosing pictures!
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Not a woman in sight!
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It seemed normal
At the time.
*
After all,
What would a woman know about
Art?
*
What would a woman know about
The important things in life?
*
In any case,
She would be too busy.
*
A child in the womb,
A child in her arms,
A child at her skirts,
Two or three playing on the floor.
*
Of course,
There were always Nannies.
*
But they had to be supervised,
Along with
The Cook,
The Parlour-maid,
And the little 'Tweeny'.
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"That is quite enough responsibility
For a Little Woman.
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But Art?
Art!
Surely you jest!
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Only we are able to discern the difference
Between
Good Art
And Bad!
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Because we wear suits."
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More feminist ranting here:
http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com/2009/01/279-humming-birds.html

3 comments:

jinksy said...

Let's here it for the ladies - at least their birthday suits have always been in fashion! LOL :)

geraldgee said...

I've entered forthe Royal Academy but never accepted,I think by then there were women on the selection committee but clearly not enough.

Cheryl said...

I love it!