In this funny sketch, Bruegel commented on the relationship between the artist and the buyer. The painter with a brush in his hand gazes intently at the picture in front of him. he creates!
Behind him stands a second person, probably a buyer who is fascinated, invisible to us, a picture. Unlike the perceptive painter, the buyer understands little in painting. He wears spectacles that were often used then for art to show the physical or mental short-sightedness of their owner
The buyer does not understand that the picture is not over yet. His hand already holds a purse with money, he is ready to buy a picture. Both images are caricatured. Some researchers believe that this is a self-portrait of Brueghel