A Formalist Analysis of Mary Cassatt’s Five O’clock Tea

Mary Cassatt is famous for her portrayals of mothers with their children, but this oil painting, Five O’clock Tea (c. 1880), depicts two women sitting together with no children in sight. One woman sips out of a porcelain cup, delicately raising her pinky finger and holding the saucer with her other hand. The woman on … Continue reading A Formalist Analysis of Mary Cassatt’s Five O’clock Tea

Tuesday Tunes: Amanda Palmer, “What’s the Use of Won’drin'”

Artist: Amanda Palmer Song: "What's the Use of Won'drin'" (from the musical Carousel) lyrics What's the use of wond'rin' If he's good or if he's bad Or if you like the way he wears his hat Oh, what's the use of wond'rin' If he's good or if he's bad He's your fella and you love … Continue reading Tuesday Tunes: Amanda Palmer, “What’s the Use of Won’drin'”