The old woman, tired and bent over, ascends to an unknown place while two lovers (Rodin's Kiss) embrace the romantic passions of youth and the promises of eternal love.
It's All about an Apple
The women in the painting symbolize all the positive strengths inherent in a woman: Spirituality (Virgin Mary), Sexuality, (Eve) Wisdom (Isis), and the free spirit symbolized by the Winged Victory. However, as an artist I use the innocent child with his can of S&W applesauce to refute the myth that Eve was the perpetrator of Original Sin.
A dream or a nightmare? (Satyr images appropriated from Peter Paul Rubens)