|Girl Chopping Onions by Gerrit Dou|
Doesn't she look like she has her work cut out for her? But she looks used to it, doesn't she? The artist who painted this, Gerrit Dou (1613-1675) was Dutch. Can you think of any other famous Dutch masters?
Questions for the ladies:
- Why do your eyes burn when chopping fresh onions? Wouldn't it be nice to finally have some scientific information about this under your belt? Research this little mystery and leave me your answer in the comment box…
- Based on what you see in the painting, what do you think she is preparing for dinner?