Saturday in the Museum with David

Image: David Burliuk, Woman with Rooster (1951). It has been a month since the Russian military began its assault on Ukraine. So, for our weekly art posting we return to the overall theme of the sources of food, but also tie it to contemporary events. At a time when Ukraine is taking steps to protect […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Paul

Image: Paul Sérusier, White Cow (c. 1895). Something for spring for our weekly art post. We typically tie the subject to food, and this year we have been focusing on art depicting where food comes from. This painting is by French painter Paul Sérusier. He came of age as the Impressionists were being eclipsed by […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Sanshan

Image: Detail of Zhou Wenjing, Rustic Retreat among Fisherman (15th Century). For our Saturday art post we return to the theme for the year of where food comes from. We go back to Ming era China and the work of a court painter capturing a scene of working fishermen. This painting, Rustic Retreat among Fishermen, […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Volodymyr

Image: Volodymyr Orlovsky, A Ukrainian Landscape with Windmill (1882) On Saturdays, we like to post about art that intersects with the world of food (consistent with the primary purpose of this site to be a dining guide for Washington, D.C.). This year we are focusing on the theme of where food comes from. Ukraine has […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Pablo

Image: Pablo Picasso, Guernica (1937). On Saturdays, we usually post about art that intersects with the world of food. Today, however, we break from the escapism of still lifes and feasts. Due to current events, there was one piece of art that seemed appropriate to highlight. Guernica was created to be part of the Spanish […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Lucas

Image: Lucas van Valckenborch, Meat and Fish Market (Winter), (1595) This year for our Saturday art posts we are focusing on food sources; artists who capture food before it is the subject of a composed still life or the center of a feast. Today’s paining is from Flemish painter Lucas van Valckenborch, also known as […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Alfred

Image: Alfred Sisley, Snow at Louveciennes (1874) Our Saturday art post takes us to the small towns outside of Paris where the Impressionists took up lodging to save money. Alfred Sisley, a Brit among the French, painted winter scenes from this area for several years. His work was among those who caught the eye of […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Andrew

Image: Andrew Wyeth, In The Orchard (1982). This austere picture is part of a series of works that Andrew Wyeth did with his model/muse Helga Testorf. The most famous of Wyeth’s paintings is a golden field in sun (though not completely bright). This one is an orchard in winter. Though separated by decades, they both […]

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