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Usually, dinner is the most significant and important meal of the day. The term “dinner” can have many different meanings depending on the culture; it may mean a meal of any size eaten at any time of the day. In Europe, the fashionable hour for dinner began to be incrementally postponed during the 18th century, to two and three in the afternoon, until at the time of the First French Empire an English traveler to Paris remarked upon the “abominable habit of dining as late as seven in the evening”. Dinner can be very modest eaten at home or it can be a royal banquet.

Here are some famous paintings for you to enjoy.

Gallery images:

  • “A Boyar Wedding Feast” by Konstantin Makovsky
  • “Portrait of the painter Andries van Bochoven and his family” by Andries van Bochoven, 1629
  • “The Dinner Party” by Jules-Alexandre Grün, 1911
  • “Burlesque Feast” by Jan Mandijn, 1550
  • “Dinner at the House of the Pharisee” by Maria Felice Tibaldi Subleyras
  • “Luncheon of the Boating Party” by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1880–1881
  • “The Feast of Acheloüs” by Peter Paul Rubens, 1615
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