Speaking of luxury gifts it is impossible to ignore the paintings, which at all times were presented as significant gifts for the most important events. In the past, the picture as a gift was not available to everyone, but only to a select few. Painting was ordered from famous masters, especially portraits were in demand.
Paintings in the houses of the nobility added significance to their owners. Sometimes the artists ordered paintings with a pre-agreed plot in order to make a certain “right” impression on the guests. The plot of the picture, filled with symbols and clues, could tell a lot about the house and its owners. Continue reading