David Teniers the Younger, (1610-1690): Flemish painter, son of the painter David Teniers the Elder, was a disciple of one of the greats of the genre painting, Adriaen Brouwer. He followed his master and is dedicated to portray the simple life of the peasants and the common people in their daily work and their leisure time.
His style and way of painting evolved and representations of human types became less rude, and showed with more dignity, and also was abandoned and adopting a monochrome palette richer. Probably had a lot to do with this change in their clientele, and it was elevated to important public offices and ceremony.
It was famous and make a lot of money. He moved to Antwerp and I work at the court of Archduke Leopold of Austria, Governor of the Netherlands. In his later years he came to represent quiet pastoral scenes.
The table :
There are several versions to explain cooking takes place in the action depicted in the painting; Some consider this to be the kitchen of the Archduke Leopold Palace, while others assume that it is the kitchen Teniers himself in his castle Dreitoren. But the representative implementation dates Table (1646), and his move to Brussels in 1651, we favor the first option.
Teniers represents a great stay, not very bright, which makes especially the dim background and this whole picture has a nearly uniform yellowish-brown tone, enlivened by touches of color, red, blue and gilt robes and utensils. The outlook is very good and gives great depth to the scene. The way to address the issue belongs to the second stage, where runaway burlesque and satirical aspect.
The box has been interpreted as an allegory of the four elements. Falconer Bajla window symbolize air, the brazier on the table, fire, fish and fishermen, water, and dogs, birds and plant the land.
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