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nunofthisnonsense submitted to medievalpoc:
I saw this at the Art Institute of Chicago yesterday and I don’t think you’ve posted it yet.
Diego Rodríguez de Velázquez
Kitchen Scene, 1618/20
Oil on canvas 21 7/8 x 41 1/8 in. (55.9 x 104.2 cm)
Here’s the text on the plaque:
This is one of a number of strikingly naturalistic genre scenes of humble subjects that Diego Velázquez painted at the beginning of his career, before he left his native Seville for Madrid. The picture has suffered abraison over time, with the areas of dark paint being more damaged than the light highlights. another version of the subject in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, includes a biblical episode, the supper at Emmaus, in the background. this narrative lends a moralizing solemnity to the simple objects and serving girl that are the main subject. Such a background vignette was probably never part of the Art Institute’s picture.
I’ve posted it before, but am reposting for the additional info. Thanks for the submission!
"The Gods Meet." Ashok Kondabolu (aka Dapwell), Aziz Ansari and Hari Kondabolu. Photo by Luke Fontana