Thérèse Dreaming by Balthus at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

A work in the old New York Met
Is making some people upset
The spokesman Ken Weinne
Thinks the painting is fine
The petition though causes regret

John Moynes

25 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. edalicious

    I just went to have a look at his other works and, jaysus, Balthus definitely has a penchant for the young wans in skirts.

  2. Martco

    the kerfuffle is more a reflection of ignorance and picking an easy target to make a point I’d say…far as I know paintings like these aren’t meant to be taken literally, it’s not a photo, it’s reflecting and representing something topical or existential

    (I know nothing about art btw)

  3. Janet, I ate my Avatar

    probably some hard-core Christian resistance group
    had to report some BPOOP post on arsebook telling us jezebels what it is acceptable to wear least poor carnel men cannot control themselves
    offensive to both sexes

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        That she is.
        Thing is: though I attributed that to her, I now think like that too.
        Sigh.

        1. mildred st. meadowlark

          That comes to us all in time.

          I sounded remarkably like my nana the other day, the mad, hoover-wielding one, much to my faint embarrassment.

          1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            I referred to those beard decos as costing tuppence ha’penny today. That’s my Granny talking too.
            Heh.

          2. Bertie Blenkinsop

            One of the girls from college said to me on Monday,
            “I saw you in town on Saturday.
            Was that your wife, she’s gorgeous.
            And your grandson, he’s so cute.”

            It’s my SON.

            Gutted.

  4. Murtles

    I’d say some of these people fly into a rage if, after sitting around all day, they don’t find anything to fly into a rage about. Raging and raging. Twould be a great name for a band.

    1. Pee Pee

      Did you read the intro to Balthus’ Wikipedia entry? Maybe it isn’t something that should be celebrated

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