I was googling totally normal things and this painting turned up and now these animals are haunting my dreams and I’m kind of okay with that.
I’ve made it my background on my desktop and my laptop. I’ve changed one or two avatars to be this thing. I’m in deep guys.
This painting is doing exactly what art is supposed to do. It’s forcing me to ask questions. Questions like:
What the effs is wrong with that little dog on the screen left?
Why is there a Rice Krispies Treat between the plate and the oil thingy?
WHERE IS THE PERSON WHO WAS SITTING HERE?!?!? This painting is called “Exemplary Behavior,” but it’s pretty clear these dogs aren’t exemplary at all. They’re murderers. Murderers!!
So they dispatched with the person, fine, but where is the chair??? That little dog is too short to be on its hind legs. AAAUGH! They’re standing on the corpse of this diner, aren’t they?!
What did the big white dog to do become the boss of this unit?
How many regrets do you think the medium-sized tan dog on the screen right has right now?
Where is the cutlery? Ugh, that’s what they used to kill the person, isn’t it??!
Why is the sugar so close to the pork chop or chicken or whatever is on the plate?
Does Bingo in the middle there get a new golden collar bauble for every kill?
What are these dogs’ demands? They’re clearly after more than food.
Why no veg with this meal? Like not even some mushy peas or anything?
Will they be forgiven? Will they forgive me?
I know, I’m spending a lot of space dedicated to this thing, but I think it deserves it. And while all of this guy’s paintings fill me with the same sense of whimsy and menace….
…..the dogs one really steals the show. And isn’t that the kind of mad obsession you want in all of your friends? No, hmmm. Well, potatoes, tomahto, I guess.
Can someone who knows anything about art history or possession by painting explain why I love this so?
What are you obsessed with looking at these days?
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