Artwork of the Month: Wedding art

3May 2012

After a night of drinking and dancing, Athena told me that she can relate to this oil painting now.  We have looked at this painting in passing, not really thinking very much about it until now.  It is on view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  
Douglas Volk
American, 1856-1935
“After the Reception”
1887, oil on canvas
She looks completely wiped out. A wedding, drinking, dancing, eating and talking will do that to you.  Athena and I were both completely wiped out the day after our wedding. We had a blast!