Wie die Alten sungen, so zwitschern die Jungen
Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678)

Wie die Alten sungen, so zwitschern die Jungen,

um 1632 und 1646
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
239 x 322 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VI
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
806
Acquisition
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Jacob Jordaens, Wie die Alten sungen, so zwitschern die Jungen, um 1632 und 1646, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/y7GEQZEGPV (Last updated on 19.08.2022)
The merry group has obviously been heartily indulging in wine. The dog, staring longingly at the waffles, is the symbolic embodiment of this animalistic behaviour. Two children, one of whom is drinking from a wine glass like the adults, illustrates the adage in the title that addresses the example set by older people. The parrot, which is considered particularly easy to teach, renders this message visible. Just like a child, it picks up both the good and the bad and repeats these without reflection.

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