Saturday in the Museum with Jan

Image: Jan Steen, Feast of St. Nicholas (1665-1668). For our last art post before we take a break for Christmas travel, we stay in the low countries.  This year we have focused on the art of feasts and communal dining, and this week’s piece fits that pattern. The legend of St. Nicholas, a Greek bishop […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Jan

Image: Jan Miense Molenaer, The King Drinks (1636-1637) Last Saturday for our weekly art post, we highlighted a painting of the Roman feast of Saturnalia, one of the winter solstice feasts that were incorporated into modern Christmas.  This weekend’s painting advances the story a few hundred years. Following on the Saturnalia idea of turning the power […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Paolo

Image: Paolo Veronese, The Wedding at Cana (1562-63). Oil on canvas. We here at 17° Cork by Northwest concentrate on the D.C. dining scene on most days, but on Saturday we like to post something about art, albeit often it is art connected to food.  This weekend, probably like many in the coming weeks, we […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Antoine François

Image: Antoine François Callet, Saturnalia (c. 1780s) Over the course of the year we have focused primarily on pieces related to feasts and communal dining for our Saturday art posts.  As the year draws to a close, there is symmetry that the end of the year is marked with some of the grandest feasts. Christmas […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Amir Hamza

Image: “A young hero bounds into a drunken feast” from the Dastan-I Amir Hamaz (c.1567-882). Opaque watercolor on cotton. We pick up the series we started of art depicting feast and dining. As a restaurant guide for D.C. we like to take a break on Saturdays to post about art related to food. The last […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Yakov

Image: Yakov Vassilevich Kirichek, Fisherman (1950s). This year, our weekend posts about the intersection of art and food have focused on where food comes from. The fields and farmers, livestock and those that handle it. Another theme that we have taken up is Ukraine, during this time when it is defending its homeland. The Ukrainian […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Titian

Image: Titian, The Andrians (1523-1526) Oil on Canvas. Last night marked the first time clubs and bars (that do not serve food) in D.C. could be at full capacity.  In honor of the moment, we chose a scene of bacchanalia for our Saturday art post.  So, as modern-day revelers stumble from bed and ponder if […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Anna

Image: Anna Ancher, Plucking the Christmas Geese (1904). For our last post of the year, and our last “Saturday in the Museum” post we choose something apropos of the season and our theme of food. Also in keeping with a sub-theme of the series, we discover an artist. In this case the artist is Anna […]

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