Saturday in the Museum with Vincent

Image: Vincent van Gogh, Peasant Woman Bruising Flax (after Millet) (1889). Last week for our art post, we focused on the work of Jean-François Millet who took as a subject the work of those in the fields. For this week, we found a van Gogh that was done working from a black and white print […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Jean-François

Image: Jean-François Millet, Haystacks: Autumn (c. 1874). With the turning of the seasons, quite abruptly here in Washington, D.C., we turn to autumnal images for our Saturday art posts related to food. This week’s painting comes from France via The Met. Haystacks: Autumn by Jean-François Millet was one of a series about the seasons that […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Aelbert

Image: Aelbert Cuyp, Young Herdsmen with Cows (ca. 1655–60). Our weekly art post this week continues with the theme for this year of where food comes from. Today’s comes from the Met. The painting, Young Herdsmen with Cows, is from the Dutch Golden Age painter Aelbert Cuyp. The museum describes it: “Sun-streaked clouds scudding across […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Henry Herbert

Image: Henry Herbert La Thangue, A Sussex Cider Press (1898). After taking Labor Day weekend off we return with our art post with one that focuses on manual labor of the season. Henry Herbert La Thangue was born outside of London in 1859. He studied at the Royal Academy and the École des Beaux-Arts in […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Mykola

Image: Mykola Pymonenko, Harvest in Ukraine (1896). This past week was Ukrainian Independence Day. It also marked six months since the beginning of Russia’s renewed violence against Ukraine. On Saturday’s we post about art, especially art that intersects with the world of food. For today’s post, we highlight a Ukrainian painter who captured the soul […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Francisco

Image: Francisco Oller, Hacienda La Fortuna (1885). For our Saturday art post we go to the Caribbean. This year we have been focusing on pieces that have the subject of where food comes from. This painting captures a moment when food production was shifting as a result of slavery ending. Francisco Manuel Oller y Cestero […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Anita

Image: Anita Magsaysay-Ho, Tomato Pickers (1975) This week’s art post about food comes from Filipina artist Anita Magsaysay-Ho and continues the theme of the path food takes before it gets to our kitchen. Magsaysay-Ho was born in 1914. As a young woman she studied at the University of the Philippines before leaving to study and […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Winslow

Image: Winslow Homer, Oranges on a Branch (1885). For the Saturday art post about food, we pick up on the theme of food sources with an unexpected painting. Winslow Homer is known for his scenes of Maine and cooler weather. But the painting above is from a trip the Bahamas of an orange tree full […]

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