This imaginary vision associated with a bird resembles the lying recumbent statues, as it is sleeping with its eyes open, like a funerary sculpture. The stretched paint on the background contrasts with the impasto technique used for this subject.
The magenta background may be seen as the blood of the bird or a piece of velvet like a funeral sheet.
Sennelier Solid Oil on canvas
2 to 3 coats of Extra-Fine Picture Varnish (anti-UV) Lefranc & Bourgeois