"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Birthday Today - Edouard Manet

The great French impressionist Manet was born today in 1832.   Looking at his works today online, I can't help thinking that a lot of his paintings look like things the Regular Son is painting.   Here's a Manet portrait:

And here's one from the kid himself:

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