I would agree with that. I always thought it was the sort of trite
conversation empty women would have about a famous painter of any sort. Also,
it reminds me of the people who decide to become an "expert" on one
painter/poet/whatever so that they can seem educated about all of them.
João Vergílio Gallerani Cuter wrote:
> Here is another possibility. The passage has a parodic intension. Scanning
> the verse the reader is forced to reproduce the affected manners of the
> characters in that room.
> Joao Vergilio