I wanted to talk about:
Born on August 21st 1725 From the Middle Class Studied in the French Academy Painted social and family issues
About the Painting
Neoclassicism Style Made in 1761 Made with oil on canvas 36 x 46.5 inches
WHAT IS GOING ON?!
this was an arranged marriage
Chickens hanging out in the house
A lot of people are in a small room
BUT, whats REALLY going on?
This is the moment when the Father gives away his Daughter to her Husband. There is a lot of emotion in the room. The Mother is upset over 'losing her daugther.' One Sister is hanging onto her, while the other sits across the room with a glare. The notery sits in the corner to document this special occasion. Kids play with the chickens.
well, what aout its display?
With all of the family in a line, it helps draw your attention through out the whole piece. You take a moment to look at each person individually.