Art Critique

Montmartre painting
funny art joke
Camille Mauclair, the celebrated French art critic, was walking along Montmartre one fine Paris morning when he encountered the young Henri Matisse displaying his paintings.

"Monsieur," said the critic haughtily, examining one of the paintings. "Would you like my opinion of this painting?"

"But of course," replied Matisse, recognising the critic.

"It is worthless."

"I know," replied Matisse, "but give it anyway."