The artist was apparently dutch and the dutch had a profound interest in how light hit objects. This was made in 1636. This picture has a lot of bright colors. There are darker colors to resemble shadows. The table is set as if some one had just finished eating. The tableware shows the era of which this painting was done. I this the colors add a lot of depth. I like that looking at the picture a viewer can tell the era. I think this picture resembles class and fortune. The pie and fine china may resemble indulgence and an upper class lifestyle. Although everything on the table appears messy, the actual picture seems so clean and calm. The artist did a great job with the contrast of colors representing light hitting the objects. Overall, beautiful piece of work.