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 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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Saturday in the Museum with Melchior

Image: Melchior d’ Hondecoeter, “Peacocks” (1683). Oil on canvas During this time of corona, we have reduced postings on this dining guide site to three things:  1) Updating the post on ways you can help those who lost their jobs in the food & beverage industry; 2) Updating the post on ways to help D.C. […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Peter

Image: Peter Wtewael, “Kitchen Scene” (1620s). Oil on canvas. For our Saturday postings, we like to turn from the world of dining to the world of art – especially art that uses food as a subject.  We have been doing a deep dive on still life painting this year and today’s post continues that theme.  […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Jan

Image: Jan Davidsz de Heem “Still Life with a Glass and Oysters” (c. 1640) Normally we interrupt our weekday postings  of restaurant reviews and related content to post about art on Saturday.  This week we had only one post.  It is a page of resources to support the D.C. restaurant industry in this time of […]

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