Saturday in the Museum with Vincent

Image: Vincent Van Gogh, Orchard in Blossom (Apricot Trees) (1888). A short post today for our series of weekly art posts about where food comes from. Van Gogh needs no introduction. This piece captures the sun in the orchard on a cloudy day, which seemed appropriate for our weather today. It is in the collection […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Gerard

Image: Gerard ter Borch, A Maid Milking a Cow in a Barn (c.1652–1654). This week’s art post about food is from the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. It is by the Dutch painter Gerard ter Borch The Getty describes the painting this way: “Gerard ter Borch treated the routine chore of milking in a straightforward […]

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Saturday In The Museum With Pieter

Image: Pieter Bruegel (the Elder), Hunters in the Snow (1565) Our Saturday art post continues to look at sources of food as the subject. This week, a Dutch master’s work and a description in poetry by an American master of the craft. The painting is Hunters in the Snow (Jagers in de Sneeuw) by Pieter […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Jan

Image: Jan Steen, Feast of St. Nicholas (1665-1668). For our last art post before we take a break for Christmas travel, we stay in the low countries.  This year we have focused on the art of feasts and communal dining, and this week’s piece fits that pattern. The legend of St. Nicholas, a Greek bishop […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Jan

Image: Jan Miense Molenaer, The King Drinks (1636-1637) Last Saturday for our weekly art post, we highlighted a painting of the Roman feast of Saturnalia, one of the winter solstice feasts that were incorporated into modern Christmas.  This weekend’s painting advances the story a few hundred years. Following on the Saturnalia idea of turning the power […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Vincent

Image: Vincent van Gogh, Quinces, Lemons, Pears and Grapes (1887) For this week’s art post we inch closer to the beginning of the 20th Century with Vincent van Gogh (pronounce it how you wish). Van Gogh went through stretches when he would paint a certain subject or color, working through his ideas. In 1886, he […]

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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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