The Life of Man, according to Jan Steen in 1665

Jan Steen, Het leven van de mens ('The Life of Man'), c. 1665

"The curtain is lifted to give us a clear view of an inn, where young and old are enjoying eating, drinking, playing and flirting. Steen's message is concealed in a small detail by the window. Up in the dark attic, a boy is blowing bubbles next to a skull."