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François Barraud | La Tailleuse de Soupe | Rustic Onion Soup

 François Barraud | La Tailleuse de Soupe In "La Tailleuse de Soupe," a painting from 1933 by François Barraud, we witness a scene imbued with mystery and a touch of surrealism, both characteristics that pervade many of Barraud's works. The title originates from the French verb "tailler" which means "to cut" or "to carve". This painting captures an intriguing domestic moment. A young girl, adorned with a large orange ribbon, sits at a table where a large steaming tureen of soup sits. She gazes at the viewer with a somewhat sullen expression, while across from her, her mother, seemingly in a cheerful mood, cuts slices of bread with a distinct smile. The narrative preceding this scene remains unknown. We're left to speculate what might have led to the young girl's mood, her refusal to watch the near-dismemberment of the loaf of bread that her mother enthusiastically carves into thin slices, presumably to accompany the hot soup soon to b

John William Waterhouse | Hylas and the Nymphs | Nymph's Elixir Cocktail

August Macke | The Tunis Market | Couscous with Vegetables and Raisins

Alphonse Marie Mucha | Biscuits Lefèvre-Utile | Art Nouveau Cookies

Rembrandt van Rijn | Danaë | Saffron and Orange Blossom Risotto with Candied Orange Zest

Vincent Van Gogh | Café Terrace at Night | Daube Provençale

Johannes Vermeer | The Milkmaid | Bread Pudding with Almond Paste and Raisins

Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Dance at Le moulin de la Galette | Galette Complète

Edward Hopper | Nighthawks | Midnight Chicken and Waffles with Maple-Bourbon Glaze

Gunnar Berndson | Salmon Fishers at the Langinkoski Rapid | Honey-Glazed Salmon with Lingonberry Salsa

Edvard Munch| The Scream | Spicy Tomato Soup with Chimichurri

Michelangelo | Dividing Light from Darkness | Shadows and Light Risotto

Paul Cezanne | Apples and Oranges | Apple and Orange Salad with Walnuts and Citrus Vinaigrette

Willem Claeszoon Heda | Olives in a blue and white porcelain bowl, a roemer, wine glasses, an overturned silver tazza and a meat-pie | Meat Pie