The painting “Wedding Dance” shows the fun reigning at a crowded peasant wedding. In total, the picture can be counted 125 people. The painting is written in bright, contrasting colors.
Most of the space of the picture is occupied by the image of the dancers, among whom the bride in a black dress, in accordance with the traditions of that time. In the distance between the trees hangs a piece of cloth, to which a wedding crown is attached. On the left in the background are visible ditches, dug out to serve as tables and seats for guests.
As in other paintings by Brueghel, many figures are shown in a satirical style. There is a certain tendency towards “voyeurism” – in particular, in the image of kissing and embracing people. The excitement of some of the peasants depicted in the foreground is emphasized by the increased size of the gulfs-the details of the men’s clothing covering the genitals.