I dreamed about this painting last night, which I guess I learned about back when I studied art history in high school over twenty years ago. I haven’t thought about it since so I’m not sure why it made an appearance. The heat?
Someone in the dream asserted that this painting is ‘the foundation for all Marxist art.’ I have no idea if this is true or not. The dream also informed me that the painting was destroyed in the first World War which, according to Wikipedia was inaccurate – it was burned when the allies bombed Dresden in WWII. Towards the end of the dream someone claimed it still existed and was in Russia somewhere, which would be a good plot for a middle-brow literary novel.