What a bloody marvelous painting, part 4

This one is one of those works that forces out an astonished gasp from from the viewer. It left me stunned for a long time and though I appear normal now I am still startled inside.Bloody marvelous, indeed!

Christopher Pugliese painting The Persistent Dream of Youth

The Persistent Dream of Youth
oil on canvas
120 x 72 inches
Christopher Pugliese

See a larger image at the Art Renewal Center. Direct link.
See more of his paintings here.

Compare and contrast-
a poor excuse for art from one our Great Cheese (mahan cheez)-

Study for Resting Scribe - I
Atul Dodiya