Saturday in the Museum with Floris

Image:  Floris van Dyck, “Still Life with Fruit, Nuts and Cheese” (1613) For the past few months we have been doing posts on Saturday to highlight a piece of art, especially art that has a food theme.  We often refer to them as “virtual side trips” to the museum.  Side trips because they are only […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Frans

Image: Frans Snyder, “Still Life with Basket of Fruit” (1630s) Last week in our Saturday art posting we highlighted a joint painting by Peter Paul Rubens and Frans Snyders.  Snyders was a master of still life painting, and this week we highlight one of his solo projects, Still Life with Basket of Fruit. Of course […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Peter Paul and Frans

Image: Peter Paul Rubens and Frans Snyders, “Pythagoras Advocating Vegetarianism” (c.1628-30).  Oil on canvas. On Saturdays, we like to highlight works of art.  As a D.C. dining guide we especially like to highlight works of art connected to food.  We have been focusing on the golden age of still life painting recently.  Today we found […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Robert

Image: Robert Seldon Duncanson, “Still Life with Fruits and Nuts” (1848). Oil on board. For the last few weeks our Saturday posts about art have focused on still life paintings.  The golden age for the style was in the Netherlands during the 17th century.  The tradition, however lasts to this day and can be found […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Abraham

Image: Abraham Mignon, Still Life with Fruit, Fish, and a Nest (c. 1675). Oil on canvas. For our weekend posting about art, we continue gazing at still lifes.  This one comes from the focal point for the movement, The Netherlands.  It is by a German artist, Abraham Mignon, who moved to Utrecht.  He was born […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Leonardo

Image: Leonardo da Vinci, “Fruit, vegetables and other studies” (1487-89). Pen and ink on paper, 235 x 176 mm. In our ongoing dive into the world of still-life painting as our Saturday posts on art, we backtrack a little.  This study of fruit and vegetables across the top of other sketchings is in the notebooks […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Juan

Image: Still Life with Quince, Cabbage, Melon, and Cucumber by Juan Sánchez Cotán (1602).  Oil on canvas. On Saturdays, we like to focus on a piece of art, and recently we have been focusing on still life paintings.  Though the Netherlands was the focal point of the movement in the 16th and 17th century, there […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Jacopo

Image: Jacopo de’ Barbari, Still-Life with Partridge and Gauntlets (1504) For our Saturday art posting, we continue to explore still-life painting.  For this post, we found what is arguably the first still life of the Renaissance, a painting of a partridge and gauntlets shot through with a crossbow arrow by Jacopo de’ Barbari.  It also […]

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