At the Central Park lake.
- Tourist: Could you give us directions to Olive Garden?
- New Yorker: Go up the street a little more and then make a right and it should be on your left.
- Tourist: Thanks
- New Yorker: Have a nice dinner.
Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The Swing (1767)This painting is my fave because 1. Rococo style is fucking luxurious as hell but 2. It all points to her orgasm, her flinging off her shoe in excitement, the creepy religious figure in the back like “aaw some premarital shit and female pleasure goin down”, the lover with his hand outstretched like a blatant phallic symbol, that angel statue covering it’s lips like “shhh sex is happening”, and slightly horified cherubs in the back like “lord save us these kids be disgracing your world”
this is possibly my favorite piece of art analysis
“You’re not going to believe this. Some guy is taking my picture right now, says he’s gonna put it on some website. I swear to God. I swear to God!”