145. Artistic humor/sarcasm/whatever.
In a letter to Henry Holiday, Sir Edward Burne-Jones wrote of plans for his first Academy painting (January 1886, just weeks before it was due):
I shall have to send something to the Academy - I havent begun it yet - I think a picture all black water with something indefinite floating in it would not take long. It would be “suggestive” & people like that
Painting: The Depths of the Sea