Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Cooking–Inside a French Kitchen, A Mound of Painterly Butter

 

Felix Vallotton, The Cook, 1892, oil on wood panel, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

 

French artists Antoine Vallon (1833-1900) and Felix Vallotton (1865-1925) were both drawn to the sphere of the kitchen, whether the almost meticulous depiction of The Cook above or the mound of butter below sculpted with thick, expressive brushstrokes.

 

Antoine Vallon, Mound of Butter, 1875-1885, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

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