Maybe he was indeed painting the uncomfortable reality?
To me that looks unfinished. The bleached looking area over the left eye from the forehead to the lip looks like it never had final detail and shading painted in.
Well, there’s your problem.
There is only one good boy in that painting.
The f#@$ is he doing to that apple?
I see Banksy’s handiwork in this. He’s everywhere.
Triggering the detonator.
Looks like it was done by someone over at deviantart (one of the more hyperrealistic digital paintings). The face has such anime proportions. And the dog very proto anthro furry.
Darn dog wouldn’t sit still for a proper rendering, so…
So it is a beaver?
I think it looks like a fossa.
No doubt about it… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tasmanian_devil
Hastur be the case.
Everyone is like, “the dog, the dog,” and no one is talking about how the kid’s face says fnord over and over again. What does that even mean?
I’d pay as much as ten whole American dollars at the thrift store to have that in the bin in my basement labeled “Halloween Party.”
It does suggest to me some anticipatorily-grieving parent who wanted to capture a good likeness of their child before he succumbed to consumption or whatever the popular child-ravaging plague was that year, Then said parent walks into the studio as the painting is in progress and says, “okay, yeah, but why does it look like my kid wants to bite me? That’s terrifying.” The artist steps back six, eight feet, squints slightly, and breathes “fuck.”
Painting is from the least talented ghostpainter of Manet.
That boy has a haunted nostril.