Saturday in the Museum with Paul

Image: Paul Cézanne, Sugar Bowl, Pears and Blue Cup (Sucrier, poires et tasse bleue) (c. 1866) For the past several months we have been focusing on still lifes for our Saturday art posts. Going chronologically, at least when focusing on European painters, means you focus on the Dutch early but eventually you must end up […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Vincent

Image: Vincent van Gogh, Quinces, Lemons, Pears and Grapes (1887) For this week’s art post we inch closer to the beginning of the 20th Century with Vincent van Gogh (pronounce it how you wish). Van Gogh went through stretches when he would paint a certain subject or color, working through his ideas. In 1886, he […]

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Saturday in the museum with Norman

Image: Norman Rockwell, Elect Casey (1958) We take a break from our series on still life painting to post something that captures the moment we are living through. In this case the exhaustion of an election and its aftermath. Norman Rockwell’s original version of Elect Casey was intended to run as the Saturday Evening Post […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Claude

Image: Claude Monet, Nature morte au melon d’Espagne (1879) This week’s art posting does not travel far from last week’s. We go from Manet to Monet. From 1864 to 1879. From fish to fruit. And we continue our still life series. The still life of apples, grapes, and melon may be a tad out of […]

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Saturday in the museum with Édouard

Image: Édouard Manet, “Fish (Still Life)” (1864). In our series of Saturday art postings on still life paintings we have arrived in the latter half of the 19th century and the Impressionists. For the second week in a row, we find ourselves pondering a fish. Manet was a keen practitioner of the form, and they […]

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Saturday in the museum with Gustave

Image: Gustave Courbet, “The Trout” (1873) We have been tracing the history of still life painting in Europe for the last few months in our Saturday art posts. We are now deep into the 19th century and bumping up against the Impressionists. Before we cross that threshold we take in one more of their predecessors. […]

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Saturday in the museum with Eugène

Image: Eugène Delacroix, Still Life With Flowers And Fruit (1848) With today’s post we pick up the thread of the history of still life painting in Europe and move firmly into the 19th century. The painting is by the French painter Eugène Delacroix, generally more famous for his heroic historic paintings. This painting was one […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Francisco

Image: Francisco de Goya, Still Life With Sheep’s Head (c. 1808-1812) Today we make a virtual trip to the Louvre – because how else can you get there now?!  For our Saturday art posting we move from the 18th to the 19th century with this painting of butcher shop work by Spanish master Francisco de […]

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