Picnic Time (1890-1967) | Herbert List / Cyril Connolly / Gary Cooper /Roy Lichtenstein / Mia Farrow / Tom Stoppard / Jack Johnson

Herbert List, Picnic by the Baltic, Germany, 1930


"The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an 
underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above." 

Cyril Connolly

View of three young children, a boy and two girls, sitting outdoors, enjoying a picnic, 1890


"When I was growing up, kids would go outside and play all day and invent things. And my brothers and I pretended our picnic 
table was a ship one summer. Our bikes were horses, and our trees were forts. We turned everything in the world into make-believe."

Mary Pope Osborne

A picnic along the side of road at the Tour De France in France, 1953


"I suppose I would still prefer to sit under a tree with a picnic basket rather than 
under a gas pump, but signs and comic strips are interesting as subject matter."

Roy Lichtenstein

H. Ambrose Kiehl, Picnic at beach below Magnolia Bluff, Seattle, Washington, 1915


"I was on the beach every summer. That was the pleasant part of my childhood because we were right by the sea.
We'd take a picnic, and I'd spend hours in the water until I turned blue. You couldn't get me out of there."

Olga Kurylenko

A young couple enjoying a picnic by a lake, 1940's


“A picnic is more than eating a meal, it is a pleasurable sate of mind.”

DeeDee Stovel, Picnic: 125 Recipes with 29 Seasonal Menus

A group of friends enjoy a picnic by the river in the sunshine at Runnymeade, 1939



“Never plan a picnic' Father said. 'Plan a dinner, yes, or a house, or a 
budget, or an appointment with the dentist, but never, never plan a picnic.”

 Elizabeth Enright, The Four-Story Mistake

Gary Cooper and Audrey Hepburn share a picnic on the set of the film 'Love in the Afternoon, Paris, 1956


"Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors."

Alice Walker

John Cassavetes with Mia Farrow in the film 'Rosemary's Baby', 1967.
 Here the young couple eat dinner on the floor of their new apartment.


"Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects 
such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art."

Tom Stoppard

American boxer Jack Johnson (1878 - 1946) (front center), the world heavyweight champion,
on a picnic with an unidentified party among orchard blossoms, Berlin, Germany, mid 1910s.


“I’ll affect you slowly
as if you were having a picnic in a dream.
There will be no ants.
It won’t rain.”

Richard Brautigan, Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork


Henri Cartier-Bresson, Juvisy, France, 1938


"When I'm home, I spend Sunday with my husband. If we're not cooking, we travel around in our camper,
stop at fast-food restaurants, and picnic. We love that stuff that will harden your arteries in a hurry."

Dolly Parton

A group of young women enjoying a riverside picnic, Japan, 14th January 1933. 
Two are in traditional dress, while the others are wearing western fashions.


"If the rain spoils our picnic, but saves a farmer's crop, who are we to say it shouldn't rain?"

Tom Barrett

On the beach on Cape Cod, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1947
Young Kyoto Girls At A Picnic, 1922
Schoolgirls enjoy their lunch in Bushey Park, London, sitting on a fallen tree, their uniforms scattered on the grass below.


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