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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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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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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