Here is another work by Wolfgang Mattheuer, I showed his sculpture, Man with a Mask, a few days ago. This painting shows a woman in East Germany who is celebrating some kind of award at her workplace. As you can see, she doesn't look terribly excited about the award. In fact, she looks like she'd rather be just about anywhere else. Mattheuer had a talent for letting the alienation of the Eastern Block shine through his works, but not so much that they wouldn't pass the censors.