On this canvas, Rembrandt portrayed the hero as a cheerful gentleman who knows a lot about the joys of life and knows how to enjoy them. Confirmation of this is the objects in the room. But the main evidence in favor of the connoisseur of life, undoubtedly, is the beauty in the arms of the artist.
The picture conveys the moment from the feast. The festive table is richly decorated and full of extravagant dishes. A peacock cake is clearly visible, which has become the decoration and the center of the festive table. The cavalier, holding a raised glass in his hands, testifies that the feasts appeal to the audience. At the feast, they sat with his back, but now turned to pay respect and drink for their health and well-being.
The interpretation of the picture has always been twofold. It is well known that the author of the canvas is Rembrandt. Also, there is no doubt the value of the painting for its author, because the artist kept the masterpiece at home. To numerous requests to sell f, he always refused.
There are versions that the picture depicts spouses who stage a masquerade. It was a way not only to have fun, but also to show its worth. Moreover, dressing was then in fashion and was widely used at court. This is what gave rise to call the picture a self-portrait.
Following another version, the canvas depicts the prodigal son. He, having received money thanks to his parents, now enjoys life with might and main, squandering his fortune for entertainment. Then it becomes more difficult for the viewer to imagine how to end the story that unfolds before his eyes. A young man is waiting for either collapse, or a wonderful transformation into a mature and thoughtful man.
The future of the heroes, however, cannot overshadow their gaiety, leaving the tone of the picture cheerful, instilling in the soul of the audience faith in life and the future. Which once again emphasizes the genius of an artist who is able to bring to life both action and feeling.
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