Argument about an elephant
This picture most probably makes us think about the ancient Buddhist parable about the blind men and the elephant. A group of wise men who have lost their sight grope the body parts of the immense beast and then begin a heated argument over what an elephant really is. Unfortunately they are all a long way from the truth. The objective reality is unknowable and the elephant indescribable. However, in this work the viewer can see both a symbol of loneliness (a sad little elephant) and a statement on moral decline (the frenzied dancing of the young men).