Perhaps one of the most surprising answers from yesterday’s #AskACurator Twitter chat with chief curator Julian Cox featured this painting by Thomas Hart Benton.
The tweet from @erikajoy asked, “What object/artwork in your collection makes you laugh?” Cox picked this striking rendition of Susanna and the Elders because, in his words, “It’s so extreme!”
Erika complied the answers to her question from a variety of curators and made a pinboard featuring humorous artworks. What gets your giggle?
Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889–1975). Susanna and the Elders, 1938. Oil and tempera on canvas mounted on wood panel. 60 x 42 in. (152.4 x 106.7 cm); 69 x 51 x 3 3/4 in. (175.3 x 129.5 x 9.5 cm) framed. Anonymous Gift. 1940.104