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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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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