|John William Waterhouse, 1882|
Two painting from 19th century are rather interesting. Gérôme painted his Diogenes as desperately lonely fool sitting between dogs, his only companions, lighting the lamp in daylight to search for an 'honest' man, for love. Waterhouse 22 years later painted Diogenes with the lamp already extinguished. His broken Diogenes is turned into a dog, into a target of ridicule and contempt for the rich Ladies. He is just an attraction for them. It is really masochistic painting.