(Art) Let me put your flowers on


Holyday (1876) by James Tissot.

“Autumn is coming, the leaves of the large chestnut tree are changing color, but the rest of the vegetation is still green and luxurious. On the right is the painter’s wife, Kathleen Newton, who appears to avert her eyes from the scene. The men in the painting belong to the well-known I Zingari cricket club, judging by their yellow, red and black hats. The women are overdressed, one of Tissot’s idiosyncrasies. The influence of Manet can be recognized, also in the choice of subject, reminiscent of his Le déjeuner sur l’herbe (The Luncheon on the Grass). However, Holyday does not provoke but is suffused with a British conservatism.” [Wikipedia]

Words by Nayyirah Waheed.