Subverted. Jane teaches Adele about modern art styles and important painters, and Adele made pictures in these styles with crayons. At first they are pretty standard like Picasso's cubism, abstract art, Gustav Klimt, or Vincent van Gogh, but she also painted her dog in pointillism, and her last picture looks like it was inspired by the painting The Son of Man by surrealist Renť Magritte. It's a man whose face is obscured by an apple. Though in-universe, it's not sure Adele knows about that painting because it's presented as a picture of her father, which is rather disturbing.
Adele mentioned Tripolitan War to Jane and based her two abstract paintings on the events. Jane admit she now knows significantly more about it.
"The book opens with [William Blake's "The Tyger"] because of course it does. Itís the rules. If your book prominently features a tiger, this poem must begin the book. There is no other poem about tigers in the history of anything. This is the only one. The alpha and the omega of tiger-inspired verse. Itís the price of admission. Dare to think it overused and ignore it, and be ignored in turn. I have no mouth, and I must tiger."