In addition, this strange world often describes certain aspects of the everyday psychology that the painter keenly observes. In "Le pot de vin",
a difficult bargain pits a cupid-shrew (a genuine Celestine from
Fernando de ROJAS), and the hesitant man. A marvelous orange parakeet
is at stake and the deal-sweetener is a bottle of Tavel. So, too, in "Le tentateur " - with the young lady ready to give in and the debauched woman sup[revising the interchange - and even before that the "Eminence grise"
where the rooster, being dramatically stalked, risks having his
feathers glued by the crafty counselor. These are classic situations,
expressed by a keen eye. The characters from "le tentateur" and "Eminence grise" scream the truth. And, strangely, we will remember having met them before.