Wednesday, October 19, 2011
This is a painting entitled "Here is dad's dinner" and it depicts a young serf boy who dropped a pitcher of milk (which was suppose to be his father's dinner). This work was part of the Romantics movement, in so far as it strives to capture the "spirit" of the people. What I find beautiful is the simplicity of the situation and the absence of ambiguity of emotions. It's not complicated, it's just sad...in a childish way. To me, the painting captures perfectly its main character and his genuine grief over spilled milk; the painter is so in tune with the subject of his work that it almost seems like he is the boy in the painting.