“I always thought this painting was sort of like making a movie, the pointillist style, which is very, very close to: you don’t have any idea what you’ve made until you step back from it. The closer he looks at the child, the less he sees, of course with the style of the painting. But the more he looks at it, there’s nothing there. He fears that the more you look at him, the less you see. There isn’t anything there. That’s him.” - John Hughes