I was prepared to sputter quite a bit at the Guardian's article on paintings people loathe, especially since the first painting on the list is George Stubbs' Whistlejacket (c. 1762). How can anyone not find Whistlejacket an amazing painting? Boo! Hiss! Then I read the explanation: "There are two categories of beasts: the terrifying and the unpleasant. Stubbs's horses belong to the former grouping and, unfortunately for me, his paintings are far too good." If you say so. Still, despite my predilection for all things Victorian, I have to agree that, as religious art goes, William Holman Hunt's The Light of the World really is pretty gloppy. I much prefer John Everett Millais' Christ in the House of His Parents; it has its own problems, but strikes me as far more interesting in its conception and execution.