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The world inside out, Jan Stan, circa 1663

The world inside out, Jan Stan, circa 1663

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The world inside out Jan Stan. C. 1663

In the picture, where along with the home stage are presented sayings, is depicted asleep housewifesurrounded by examples of intemperance and frivolity. Two lovers (judging by the pose of a man) drink wine, and the man taunts the reproaches of a modestly dressed woman on the right and does not pay attention to a man with a duck on his shoulder (this is a Quaker - a pious Protestant devout to fanaticism, a zealot of strict morality; a Dutch duck is also a “Quaker” ) He is not afraid of a sword and a cane - instruments of punishment in a basket above his head. Wine is pouring; an unattended child drops a plate, and the dog eats up food on the table. In the background, the boy smokes a pipe, the girl steals goodies, the stupid monkey stops the clock, and the roast in the fireplace fell into the fire. Meanwhile, the pig sniffs roses dropped by his lover, the Dutch equivalent of “throwing beads before the pigs,” and playing cards are reminiscent of the dangers of gambling.

LUXURY. Many Dutch painters of the XVII century. they reflected luxury, showing magnificently dressed people at the table, served with magnificent dishes and expensive dishes. These paintings warned of the futility of earthly goods and mototov. In the painting by Jan van de Velde, Death awaiting a young couple (c. 1620) has the inscription: “We often feast in luxury when Death is closer than we think».

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