From Andrei Bely's magnificent novel Petersburg
. Dudkin, while staring at his peeling wallpaper imagines that the Bronze Horseman comes to life and pours molten copper down his throat, at which point he goes mad(der).
The Bronze Horseman is a statue of Peter the Great, which stands along the Neva in St. Petersburg. For Bely especially, it is a symbol of the West (as opposed to Russian culture.) I borrowed very heavily from the statue in this picture
Dudkin was going to be in period attire, but for some reason the picture just looked better with him in the nude XD
I want to do another version of this, too, though, something more Dudkin-centric, since I don't get enough of his panic out of this.