A tiny but dignified old lady was among a group looking at an art exhibition in a newly opened gallery. Suddenly one contemporary painting caught her eye.
"What on earth," she inquired of the artist standing nearby, "is that?"
He smiled condescendingly. "That, my dear lady, is supposed to be a mother and her child."
"Well, then," snapped the little old lady, "why isn't it?"
At an exhibition of military painting a visitor was admiring a picture. "What a great realist that painter is!" he exclaimed. "What painter?" "The one that painted this picture 'Soldiers at Work'." "Yes, something is wrong there. Those soldiers aren't working at all!" "That is just the greatest stroke of realism in the picture!"
In the city of London some time ago, a cutural exhibition arranged had in attendance some Nigerian politicians who stormed the venue of the event in their flowing and colorful agbadas made of expensive lace materials. In the course of the exhibition, an English guy stood up and asked "Is it part of our culture in Nigeria to put on what we use as bed sheet, table covers and curtain in our country?" The politicians feeling insulted and boiling inside of them could neither do or say anything. However an opportunity came during the lunch break and without thinking twice, a certain south-south top shoot stood up and spat "My dear English friends, I have observed that almost all of you are eating fresh leaves, are you people related or do you have something in common with goats?"
In Soviet Russia, a Western visitor buys a weekly newspaper in Moscow and reads:
There will be a Moscow Exhibition of the Arts by 15,000 Soviet Republic painters and sculptors. These were executed over the past two years.
A painter was asked how the visitors to his new exhibition liked the paintings.
They were divided into 2 groups, said the painter, half said it was a complete waste of paint and the other half said it was a complete waste of canvas.