Having a Coke with You
by Frank O'Hara
Having a Coke with You Art and Culture Quotes
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and the fact that you move so beautifully more or less takes care of Futurism
just as at home I never think of the Nude Descending a Staircase or
at a rehearsal a single drawing of Leonardo or Michelangelo that used to wow me (17-19)
Paintings filled with images of motion and energy? A groundbreaking portrait of astonishing perspective? The human form, represented with all of its intricacies? Yawn, says our speaker.
and what good does all the research of the Impressionists do them
when they never got the right person to stand near the tree when the sun sank
or for that matter Marino Marini when he didn't pick the rider as carefully
as the horse (20-23)
Here we get some more cold burns on the art world from our speaker. Even though the Impressionists and Marini were famous for their art, the speaker points out one fatal flaw in all of them: they were missing the right person in their work. Now, who do you think he means by "the right person"? The you of the poem? The people the artists themselves were in love with? What do you think?