New genres in literature gave the public a taste for different forms of narrative. Here’s a short account of the response in ‘problem pictures’ from Hunt to Collier.
How did you get on with this week’s riddles?
Charles knelt at the altar in front of the Pope on Christmas Day 800. When he rose, he was wearing the crown of the Holy Roman Emperor. A surprise perhaps?
The Father of Europe, responsible for a renaissance during the Middle Ages, and Holy Roman Emperor – seen in paintings.
Three riddles about Macs and computing to tease your mind over the weekend. Solutions published on Monday.
Communication by telegraph and telephone leave no time for reflection or consultation and demand an immediate and often hasty decision (1917).
They had luck in 1897, when funded to visit Britain. There he painted his swan song – 17 oils of the Welsh coast at Penarth and Langland Bay.
Being unable to paint outdoors for much of the year, Pissarro created human landscapes from the streets of Rouen and Paris.
Shortly after reaching a pinnacle in 1908, problem pictures fell from popularity. Then came the First World War, from which they never recovered.
Specialising in still life piled high with dead game, his paintings may now seem horrific. They so inspired Goethe that he dedicated a poem to them.