I'm making a list of things to do in New York upon my return. I have a feeling it's going to be an amazing summer... but right this very moment I'd like to teleport to the Met and stare at this painting. It's one of my favorites, and I miss standing in front of it for minutes upon minutes.
In my search for the photo (which doesn't do the work justice; in real life the painting takes up a whole wall), I came across an interesting essay by Mona Hadler that discusses this painting and some other key works of Manet's œuvre. As I'm almost positive it's copyright infringement to copy/paste an academic publication in my ho-hum blog, here's the link to the PDF/JSTOR citations, etc.
|Édouard Manet, Woman with a Parrot, 1866|