Feeding the ducks explained

Sometimes it’s better not to know the background story of a painting, so if you are enjoying the painting without an explanation, you are fully responsible for any damages to your enthusiasm when you continue reading. > Spoiler alert < Most people who see this work for the first time laugh. There’s something odd going on and it looks funny. We’ve a girl offering food to three ducks in a small pond with two adults standing behind her. The pond seems to be too small for three ducks yet they try in an upside down position to feed themselves. They are not aware of the girl offering food. The two adults in the back are behind the innocent ritual of the girl feeding the ducks. They are with their size fairly big and are blocking our view to the horizon. Together with the little girl they are cornering the three ducks, overshadowing their living space. Need I say more?