Thursday, May 15, 2014

Shall We Talk?

Conversation. What is it? A Mystery! It's the art of never seeming bored, of touching everything with interest, of pleasing with trifles, of being fascinating with nothing at all.
~Guy de Maupassant

The art of conversation today:

The Discussion
by Harry Wilson Watrous (1857–1940)

Chiacchiere a riomaggiore
by Telemaco Signorini (1835–1901)

by Gottfried Buchberger
photo by Buchhändler

Paar im Gespräch
by Simon Glücklich (1863–1943)

A Conversation
by Vladimir Makovsky (1846–1920)

Au Theatre
by Albert Guillaume

A Fine Point
by Jehan Georges Vibert

A Political Discussion
by Émile Friant

Teaching Students How To Discuss


Irene Latham said...

Love the variety of pieces here... really want to know what the woman is whispering to her date in "Au Theatre." :)

HWY said...

And it should remain a mystery! (Often enough, we'd be disappointed if we actually heard what they were saying. :-)

Wonderful art work here. Enjoyed every piece.

And not a smartphone in sight.

Retta said...

Here you go, HWY. Thought this would give you a tickle:

HWY said...

Ha! Wonderful cartoon. Bizarro (one of my favorites) strikes again!

Liz Steinglass said...

I especially love the first one. I want to be at that table!