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Probably my favourite type of Northern Renaissance paintings is genre scenes with brawny women skewering big pieces of meat while looking directly at the viewer.
Looking you straight in the eye.
What was that?
If you, like me, need more art with ladies holding sharp objects in your life, I advise visiting the “Paintings of women standing in kitchens” category on Wikimedia Commons.
List of paintings:
Joachim Wtewael: The Kitchen Maid (circa 1620 - circa 1625)
Joachim Beuckelaer: The Cook (1574)
Gabriël Metsu: The Kitchenmaid (between circa 1655 and circa 1657)
Peter Wtewael: Kitchen Scene (1620s)
Pieter Aertsen: The Cook (1559)
Gabriel Metsu: The Cook