Does it Matter
This illustrates nihilism. The men realize death is imminent so they choose to live life in an inebriated state due to the knowledge that they are insignificant.
This illustrates existentialism. The man knowing death is imminent chooses to freely express his rage. He knows that his action will have no consequence.
Portraits symbolize the non acceptance of nihilism. The person being painted feels there actions will always be known so they are important enough to be physically depicted with certainty in who it is
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Huntington Museum of Art
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