Girl Chopping Onions (1646)
by Gerrit Dou (1613-1675)
Netherlands Baroque painter & draftsman
Student of Rembrandt
Beautiful picture, but something is definitely wrong.
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Well! That was an interesting search & discovery! This is a very innocent looking painting–a slice of life, if you will–but it had strong sexual meaning to the people of the time in which it was painted. As an aside, The green in the painting is supposed to be blue, which I find much more attractive. There are color-corrected photos on the web.
Other than the fact that the painting appears innocent to modern eyes but isn’t, what I find wrong with the painting is that anyone could stand over that much chopped onion & not be in tears!