At first sight, Staring Contest by ~Cyril Van Der Haegen is a winterly fantasy image of our old friend the Grim Reaper minding his cold business in the woods. Until the point you discover this little white bunny. This combination makes this artwork a hilarious mix of literally black humor and deadly seriousness. I for one am not sure who is going to win, but if they keep it up long enough, this staring contest in the freezing cold will never end...
That depends if Death has anything to peep with to start with. If he has hollow eyesockets, the rabbit wins by default, because it would be like having a staring contest where on participant just keeps his eyes closed at all times.
So, Death has took a fools bargain.. and probably left this rabbit with his new title, The Rabbit of Caerbannog, for besting him in wits.
I find it funny how few pictures there are of the grim reaper where the figure has a defined bottom portion, and isn't just rising up out of the ground or darkness. Just a funny thought. This is really good though. A fine painting that deserves great praise. I think the rabbit might win