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The Kitchen

Vincenzo Campi

Young girls, old women, men and children are all bustling about in the kitchen. Probably an allegory of Fire, the Kitchen is the closest of the four painted scenes to the Flemish fashion for interiors with which Vincenzo had become acquainted at the court of Parma. The butchered ox and the child whose features are distorted by the effort of blowing into the beast’s bladder are examples of a taste for the grotesque inspired by Leonardo’s studies of expression.

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AUTHOR Vincenzo Campi
DATE 1590 - 1
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 145 x 220
INVENTORY 476
ROOM XV
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