1. The artwork portrays an old woman warming her hands, a boy blowing on the embers and a youth looking into the fire with a pensive expression are gathered around a coal basin.
2. Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish Baroque painter, and a proponent of an extravagant Baroque style that emphasised movement, colour, and sensuality.
3. This relates to the Renaissance technique due to the color, the expressions, movement, and the life like figures.