Have you watched Robin Thicke’s new music video for “Blurred Lines?” It’s like the original version, except, while once the ladies wore shirts, they now wear nothing. I am sure this decision was made for artistic reasons, and it brings to mind immediately Édouard Manet‘s Le Déjeuner Sur L’herbe. Because the ladies are naked, and all the men are wearing suits. Here. Watch the Blurred Lines video:
And look at this picture:
Let’s compare them in terms of….
Édouard Manet: When the painting was displayed at the Salon des refusés, 1863, Napoleon III was scandalized.
Robin Thicke: There’s this comment, on Youtube:
“Boring cheap generic uninspired dribble. Even 6 tits can’t make this crap watchable on mute.”
Emile Zola wrote:
The Luncheon on the Grass is the greatest work of Édouard Manet, one in which he realizes the dream of all painters: to place figures of natural grandeur in a landscape.
Careful; once you hit play, you might not be able to bring yourslef [sic] to hide these cuties behind another window while your boss is walking by.
Blurring of lines
The lines are indeed somewhat blurred, as Manet painted his masterpiece in a style that isn’t strictly realistic, but was intended to allow for slightly more personal freedom for the artist. More blurring of lines, if you will.
Well, there are bars placed strategically over a few breasts, so that’s… something, I guess. I guess that’s something if you like that kind of thing.
Winner: Édouard Manet, Jesus Christ, are you fucking kidding me, I can’t believe you even went along with this. Robin Thicke’s video is dreadful.
Breasts are fun though. Naked ladies with suited men are fun.