The God King, Jacob Yordan, around 1638
- Posted by Jacob Yordans
- Museum: Hermitage
- Year: Around 1638
Description of the picture :
The godfather is Jacob Yordan. Around 1638. Oil on canvas. 157×211
Flemish artist Jacob Yordans (1593-1678) is the author of many paintings, similar to those presented, spraying with fun and enthusiasm. The master was prolific, his artistic heritage is almost 700 works.
The work “The God King” shows the still existing holiday of “sin of kings”. According to legend, the three kings of the sorcerer came to bow to the born Infant Christ. One of the traditions associated with this event is boba’s festive cake. Anyone who discovers it in his piece is proclaimed the “king” and becomes the chairman of the feast, the crown is assigned to him, he chooses the queen for himself, the rest participating are his courtiers. Yordans depicted the moment of feast when the fun reached its climax. Each of those present is already having fun on their own, one sings, another plays a musical instrument, a woman is drinking wine to a little daughter, a man in a jester costume is trying to make a speech, even the heroine in the foreground was seized by a hop mood, and she completely forgot about her shredded baby, And the gray-haired king already raises another glass with a bad hand. The artist writes in warm brown and golden colors, so all his characters breathe health, and the manner of performance is free and fast.