I have touched upon Ferenczy's work before here and here, and for reasons I can't fully explain, I keep returning to his work again and again. Thus far, I have found the bulk of his work immensely satisfying, regardless of the style he utilized or the subject matter he chose to paint.
The Gardeners (1891) is one of my 'new' favorites from Ferenczy. Note how the muted, almost monotone colors against which the earth-tone clothing worn by the two figures, presumably a father and son, rise in contrast. The gardeners' clothing then serves to complement the leaves and soil in the potted plants to the right of the composition.
The boy's facial expression as he stares straight at the viewer is purposefully ambiguous. Though the boy grips the watering can and cradles the plant pot in what appears to be a determined fashion, his face hints at something resembling resignation.