17 June 2010

My Daughter, The Philistine

While in Washington, I took the kids to the National Gallery of Art to take in a little culture.

Among the paintings we saw was the one imaged here, Renoir's "The Girl With The Watering Can." Among the Picassos, the Monets, the Manets, the Cassatts, I thought my daughter would appreciate this one.

I explained Impressionism, and pointed out the details of the painting, explaining that the painting was very famous.

She asked "It's famous?"

"Oh, sure," I replied, "Many are familiar with the painting, and it is studied and appreciated all over the world."

Her response before walking away while rolling her eyes: "Why?"

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