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Unformatted text preview: fact that my guests and I are of slightly higher class than the peasants depicted reminds us that every once in a while we share the same pastimes and relax in similar ways. I particularly enjoy this work because the room they are in seems to be in shambles and the subjects are hardly idealized, yet each adult looks joyous as one plays an instrument and the others sip from their cups or refill. In contrast for example, Steen’s Topsy-Turvy World only depicts joy through the three centermost subjects, while one on the left is asleep, and two and the right are reading a book. This was the exact opposite of what I wanted my guests to do, and therefore wasn’t a viable option to purchase for my living room....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course ARTH 154 taught by Professor Werth during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.
- Spring '08