Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party is one of my favorite paintings. It's hard to put my finger on it, but these people intrigue me and bother me at the same time. They seem vacuous and uninterested in each other, despite being together. The young lady on the left has her dog up on the dining table, not interested in her friends. All of them are depicted as half in the bag, with many bottles of wine and glasses. The guy on the right in the hat is staring off into the distance and not interacting with anyone (maybe gazing at the harbor in the distance). The guy in the tan jacket behind the lady in the blue dress is hovering over her like a drunk, eyes closed and not saying anything (mouth closed). The lady in the blue dress is not looking at him, despite him being right in her space and hovering, and she may be, but it's not clear, looking at the guy in the hat. It's kind of like she's looking in his direction -- but, the guy in the hat and the lady in the blue dress are clearly not interacting.
The lady in the middle with the glass to her lips is drinking and not interacting with anyone. The guy to her left (our right) is staring straight out at the boats. The guy in the top hat looks like he may be trying to talk to the guy with the cigarette, but the guy with the cigarette looks to be ignoring him.
On the top right there is a scene where it looks like the guy is getting close to the lady in the hat, leaning in, but she has her hands up covering her ears, and looks to be staring off away from the people near her.
It's weird. Creepy gathering.
“When I was in college, I took a terrorism class. ... The thing that was interesting in the class was every time the professor said ‘Al Qaeda’ his shoulders went up, But you know, it is that you don’t say ‘America’ with an intensity, you don’t say ‘England’ with the intensity. You don’t say ‘the army’ with the intensity,” she continued. “... But you say these names [Al Qaeda] because you want that word to carry weight. You want it to be something.” - Ilhan Omar