Description of the painting by Pavel Fedotov “Breakfast on the table” (Breakfast of the aristocrat)

Description of the painting by Pavel Fedotov “Breakfast on the table” (Breakfast of the aristocrat)

Description of the painting by Pavel Fedotov Breakfast on the table (Breakfast of the aristocrat)

The fame of the Russian artist Pavel Fedotov brought many of the most beautiful paintings, then only one of them, under the quite common name “Breakfast on the table” best conveys all the skill and talent of the artist. The painting was painted between 1849 and 1850. According to the author’s notes, the plot for her was not chosen by chance, but under the influence of one small humorous story describing the life of an impoverished aristocrat, therefore, in some sources you can find another name for the painting – “Breakfast of the Aristocrat”. What does the picture tell? Its main idea is as follows:

The young secular dude, which was quite a lot at the time, squandered all his savings, losing them in his cards, or just having a good time with the girls. At the same time, he does not wish anyone to disclose his dysfunctional financial position, quite rightly fearing that it will cease to be accepted in a secular society, which disapproves of poverty and failure. Therefore, he continues to surround himself with external luxury, which is so gracefully depicted by the artist in the picture – this is also an expensive candlestick, a beautiful lamp, a Persian carpet, and a carved antique table.

By selling these valuables, he would greatly improve his material condition, but the hypocritical desire to appear the same as rich friends makes a young man sit at the table and eat a slice of black bread. But this is just the background of the event, which is about to be ready to unfold, as the moment is fixed in the picture when an unexpected visitor is ready to rush in for the breakfast person. Fedorov with great skill conveyed the confusion that arose on the face of an aristocrat who was trying to hide his breakfast under a book. But by all appearances it is already too late, as a piece of an expensive frock coat flashes in the doorway, and the guest’s rug is ready to move the canopy back.

The white poodle placed by the artist right at the door is already ready to welcome the incoming person with joyful barking. Tension, fear of exposure, confusion are the main feelings that arise when a detailed examination of the picture. But undoubtedly, the popularity of the picture was found by giving a viewer a chance to independently invent a whole further plot. Understand whether or not the situation has entered the situation, the deception will be revealed, or the aristocrat will live like this all his life – this is a secret belonging to everyone’s fantasy. fear of exposure, confusion are the main feelings that arise during the detailed examination of the picture. But undoubtedly, the popularity of the picture was found by giving a viewer a chance to independently invent a whole further plot.

Understand whether or not the situation has entered the situation, the deception will be revealed, or the aristocrat will live like this all his life – this is a secret belonging to everyone’s fantasy. fear of exposure, confusion are the main feelings that arise during the detailed examination of the picture. But undoubtedly, the popularity of the picture was found by giving a viewer a chance to independently invent a whole further plot. Understand whether or not the situation has entered the situation, the deception will be revealed, or the aristocrat will live like this all his life – this is a secret belonging to everyone’s fantasy.


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