Description of the artwork «An aristocrat's breakfast»
The painting "The Aristocrat's Breakfast" is a still life in the spirit of classical painting, however it is not a copy. It is assembled and composed from fragments of famous paintings by seventeenth-century Dutch masters: Joris van Son, Willem van Alst, and Willem Kalf. In the painting juicy watermelon and fruits invite the viewer to the table to taste them at any time of the year and drink sparkling champagne. Watermelon has long been a symbol of a hot summer day and freshness. It is associated with outdoor vacations, picnics and fun, joy and pleasure. Grapes are one of the oldest symbols of fertility, abundance and vitality. Images of plum and peach also carry a positive meaning. This is rebirth and continuity of life, youth and immortality, longevity and generosity, purity and beauty. The painting sounds like a wish for a happy, rich, long life of beauty, fun and joy and will be a wonderful gift with meaning. May prosperity come to everyone's family!