Time to fess up: not a word of it was true. I hope you enjoyed my April Fool. Here are the correct details for those wonderful paintings.
Humorous paintings of animals and children, and well-known stories such as Salome, and Don Quixote, leading to an inspiration for Surrealists.
It’s unusual and difficult to make humorous paintings. Here’s a fine selection from Bosch, Brueghel and Rubens to the late 19th century.
Several wonderful paintings by Lovis Corinth, a couple by Franz von Stuck and Robert Henri – let laughter commence.
Ever noticed how stern everyone looks in paintings? Here are some exceptions from Frans Hals, Murillo, Vermeer and others.
Did any of the predictions I made on New Year’s Day work out? Some proved to be spookily accurate after all.
So England and Wales want (possibly) to leave the EU, but the rest of the UK does not. How can we solve that impossipuzzle?
An explanation and apology for yesterday’s April foolery: and the paintings correctly attributed.
Thanks, Amazon. I guess I’ll just have to stay in for the next two weeks, then.
A very odd pricing structure for a new book.