The celebrated Caravaggio painting "The Cardsharps" is one of the most detailed, realistic artworks of the 16th century. Two boys are playing cards, with one of them, being signaled by a third boy, cheating by hiding a card behind his back. The use of teenage boys in a scene of deception works as a visual representation of innocence lost.
In our version of the piece, the youngest figure appears to be the only one smiling, while surrounded by deception. The huge sneaky eye becomes a devious tool focusing on the cards of the young boy. A victory sign symbolizes the two older men’s confidence, as they essentially lead the young boy down a path of corruption. As the well known slang quote says, "Real Eyes, Realize, Real Lies".