Through his obsession in women, particularly the redheads, evident in the life he led to die a senior bachelor, Gustav is able to harvest this when he paints another man’s understanding the symphony in his own image thus showing us how our life’s weaknesses can turn great on us. Furthermore, although such a massage is drawn in a rather obscene and daring way that shows no embarrassment to nakedness, this painting was also intended to reach different levels of people in this society as expressed by the music, the commoners, and the noble men, those that rule them (Dube 14).
Those evil forces against them such as war, diseases, hunger, death and their causal organisms and lastly it sort of prepared them and made them yearn for what lays ahead, in order to make them realize that earthly wealth, power and lust do not quench our thirsts. That is how we learn how to survive and embrace our life struggles through works of music frozen and immortalized in paintings. To conclude, I view Gustav as a creator who in his own image would live to communicate to the world through nudity, a subject many of us would shy from using to educate.