Saturday in the Museum with Francesco

Image: Francesco da Ponte, Winter (Butcher) (between 1585 and 1590). We sneak in this art post between two long weekends and at a time when the first real bite of winter is felt here in D.C. Sticking with our theme this year (which is almost over!) of where food comes from, we return to meat. […]

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Saturday in the Museum with the Song

Image: Hydraulic Mill, Song-era China. Once upon a time the imperial power of China was reflected in its advanced technology to produce food. For this week’s art post about the world of food, we found this Song-era painting of a water mill. Some background is provided in this academic article. The JSTOR page provides a […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Peter

Image: Peter Hurd, Brinton’s Mill (1928) We have been focusing on harvest season for the last few weeks in our Saturday art posts about food and where it comes from. For today’s post we go another step in the process, to a painting of an old mill. The mill in this case was converted into […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Winslow

Image: Winslow Homer, The Veteran in a New Field (1865). We return to the subject of harvest paintings for the Saturday art posts we do on this site. We also do paintings from Homer back-to-back with this post. Last week’s was obscure, this one is among his most famous and emotionally resonant. Painted in 1865, […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Winslow

Image: Winslow Homer, Crab Fishing (1883). We return to a favorite artist, and one that shares our occupation with the occupation of sourcing food. Though Winslow Homer is most associated with the lands and coasts of northeastern United States, this painting is from his time in England. The piece is in the collection of the […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Camille

Image: Camille Pissarro, The Gleaners (1889). Today’s art post continues with variations on a theme for the last few weeks. A couple weeks ago we posted a picture from Millet of haystacks. Of course, Millet’s most famous painting of rural life is the The Gleaners (Des glaneuses), depicting the hard work of getting by on […]

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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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