I’ll have you know that, no, you aren’t witnessing your brunch being prepared from earlier today. Instead, you’re viewing Old Woman Frying Eggs by Diego Velazquez. It dates from around 1618 (when he was like, 19!), and can be seen at the National Gallery of Scotland.
Remember when I wowed all of you with my lessons on Italian styles of painting? Well, here’s my series (here, here, here, and here). This one’s a primo-ream-oh example of chiaroscuro. Impress your friends with all this wealth of knowledge, thank me later.