Despite its promising outlook on the evils of racial prejudice and the enormous potential of its particular style of animation, the gracile characters of The Painting aren't given nearly enough time to thoroughly explore the nature of their world and the negative implications of its assigned social order, resulting in a hastier and more superficial experience than should have been the case.
Set inside the world of a painting, THE PAINTING tells a story of fully painted figures who believe they are better than those who aren't. When an Alldun falls in love with a halfie, it scandalizes everyone, and some leave the painting in search of answers from their long absent painter. A gorgeously animated allegory of racial prejudice, building one's own destiny, and the human search for God. A powerful work.