Party Fails in Western Art History
on 01 November 2014
We've all experienced it: being accosted by creepers (or worse, being overcome by boredom) at a get-together, resulting in some cringeworthy scenarios that require plenty of drinks on hand. A hilarious piece from The Toast assures you, however, that this is no new phenomenon. Women have been having terrible times at parties for centuries—as evidenced by these historic Western art paintings, accompanied by editor Mallory Ortberg's re-imagined conversations. And these poor partygoers didn't even have cellphones to strategically save them from the death grips of a tyrannical host or earnest party bro.