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The Farmers` Lunch by Diego Velazquez (1599-1660, Spain) | Famous Paintings Reproductions | WahooArt.com
The Farmers' Lunch (Almuerzo de campesinos) is one of the first paintings by the Spanish artist Diego Velázquez. Painted in 1618, it combines a still life of food and drink with a depiction of three comic farmers, whose anatomy the artist studies closely. The composition shows a younger man gesturing with his right hand to reinforce the story coming from his half-open lips, and an older man listening attentively while holding his cup up to a woman so she can refill it with wine. The still life includes fish, bread, a carrot, a lemon, and a copper vessel. The Farmer's Lunch and The Lunch (Velázquez) are almost identical.