Unsatisfied Women In Western Art History

Have you ever noticed that most women in old paintings look unimpressed, bored, and even frustrated? It’s probably because they had to sit and pose for some slow artist, but Mallory Ortberg at The Toast has some better ideas, and she captioned paintings to show what these women are really thinking.  

i thought we were going to cover the whole harp in roses
but if these were all the roses you could find
i guess that doesn’t have to ruin everything

hey girls i have a fun idea
try playing something good
just for a change
just to see what it would be like

See 22 such pictures and the thoughts that go with them at The Toast. -Thanks, Anne!

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