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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Saturday in the Museum with Jakob

Image: Jakob Bogdani, “Melon, Cherries, Grapes, and Other Fruit.” This weeks side trip to the world of art continues the series on still life paintings.  On most days we post about food and D.C. dining, so we have been doing still lifes that intersect between art and food. This one is a last one from […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Anne

Image: Anne Vallayer-Coster, “Basket of Plums” (1769). Oil on canvas. This week’s virtual trip to the world of art takes us to the Cleveland Museum of Art for another in our series on still-life painting.  This Basket of Plums is from the 18th-century French painter Anne Vallayer-Coster. The museum site provides this description: “During the […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Luis

Image: Luis Meléndez “Still Life With Watermelons and Apples in a Landscape” (1771). Museo Nacional Del Prado, Madrid. This week’s virtual trip to the museum continues to trace the history of still-life painting.  It recalls an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in 2009 on a contemporary of Goya who became one of the […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Jean-Baptiste-Siméon

Image: Basket of  Wild Strawberries (c. 1760), oil on canvas. Private collection. Today we return to our series working through the history of still life paintings.  During the week this site is a dining guide for Washington, D.C.  On Saturdays we like to focus on a piece of art, usually one that has ties to […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Dudley

Image: Food after Flood, lithograph Today we restart our posts of art on Saturdays.  We started the series to highlight works of art that intersect with the world of food, often with a celebratory theme.  With the damage done to the dining world in general and D.C. in particular that seemed off-note and only became […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Fede

Image: Fede Galizia, “A Still Life of a Porcelain Bowl of Grapes on a Stone Ledge with a Medlar, Quinces, a Pomegranate and a Wasp” For our Saturday art post this week we again turn to Italy and find another woman painter doing still lifes of extraordinary detail.  But before we get to the painting, […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Giovanna

Image: Giovanna Garzoni, “Cherries on a Plate, Broad Beans, and Bumblebee” (ca. 1665) On Saturdays we divert our attention from writing about the D.C. dining world to focus on art.  For the last few weeks we’ve suspended writing about restaurants other than to keep two lists updates.  The first list is ways to help employees […]

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