Speaking to me, please

Lakeside, those paintings:

“Who was you created for?”
“How much freedom and limitation did the artist have when creating you?”
“Who paid for you?”
“How did the patron and his contemporaries and successors view you?”
“What is your relationship with other collectors in history?”
“To what extent do you express the specific thoughts, aspirations, hopes, fears, love, and hatred of the people associated with you?”