In this painting, Victor again explores the levels of representation of reality, and how they interrelate. Victor depicts himself hanging up two small paintings; one is his self-portrait, the other, a surrealistic landscape. The wall that Victor is hanging his paintings on is in fact a larger version of one of the paintings that he is hanging up. And of course, this entire painting is itself a self-portrait. Artwork can be divided into two categories: representational and abstract. In representational artwork, objects, ideas, and emotions are represented through the use of symbols; forms or shapes, drawn or painted, represent objects in the world, thoughts, or emotions. In nonrepresentational or abstract artwork, the significance of the paint is in its own existence, as colors and forms on a two-dimensional surface.