Cartoon – can art be too pleasant to be any good? December 31, 2019 by chrismadden Is aesthetically pleasing art too superficial?. A cartoon showing someone being critical of a piece of artwork that he finds ‘too pleasant to be of any great merit’. This cartoon could be about snobbery and elitism in the art world. Cartoon drawn: 2019 Cartoon reference number: art100 This cartoon features in my book of cartoons about art. See the book here.