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An Old Woman Cooking Eggs

Diego Velazquez1618

National Galleries of Scotland
National Galleries of Scotland

Velázquez was eighteen or nineteen when he painted this remarkable picture. It clearly demonstrates his flair for painting people and everyday objects directly from life. His fascination with contrasting materials and textures and the play of light and shadow on opaque and reflective surfaces resulted in brilliant passages of painting, especially the eggs cooking in hot oil and the varied domestic utensils. At the start of his career Velázquez painted a number of these kitchen or tavern scenes, called 'bodegónes' in Spanish.

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  • Título: An Old Woman Cooking Eggs
  • Creador: Diego Velazquez
  • Fecha de creación: 1618
  • Dimensiones físicas: w1195 x h1005 cm (Without frame)
  • Credit Line: Purchased with the aid of the Art Fund and a Treasury Grant 1955
  • Tipo: Painting
  • Enlace externo: National Galleries of Scotland
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  • Soporte: Oil on canvas

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