The painting could also represent how Eddie Dombrowski was humiliated as a child in front of a large group of people, thereby setting a trend for his life.
It is possible that the 436 people at a recital are related to the Crimson Ceremony.
Believers hearken to me! Twenty score men and seven thousand beasts.
One score = twenty, therefore twenty score = four hundred.
I am the Crimson One.
The lies and the mist are
not they, but I.
You all know that I am One.
Yes, and the One is I.
Believers hearken to me!
Twenty score men and
seven thousand beasts.
Heed my words and speaketh them
to all, that they shall ever be
obeyed even under the light of
the proud and merciless sun.