Picture analysis is a reliable method of revealing the secrets of works of art. Let us take for example the portrait of a child. There would have been innumerable ways of depicting the child but the painter painted it specifically the way he did and not otherwise. Why? What did he want to express? And what painter’s tricks did he use in doing so? It is worthwhile examining the picture in detail to unravel the message of this work, after all, the painter invested a lot of time and effort in it. Those who occupy themselves intensively with a work of art do not only learn more about the artists’ technical subtleties. In the process, they also go on a journey back through time, to forgotten customs and habits. It is a dive into the everyday lives of our forebears, their wishes and dreams.