Luis Egidio Meléndez’s La Merienda (1771c.)

Luis Egidio Meléndez’s La Merienda (1771c.)

Luis Egidio Meléndez’s The Afternoon Meal is a wonderful example of his skill at painting still life, especially food. The original title La Merienda indicates that this suggests an afternoon snack, which the Spanish sometimes refer to as a picnic. Ironically...