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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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 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 Pieter

Image: Pieter Aertsen, “Market Scene” (1569) On our Saturday sidetrip to the world of art, we “visit” the Hallwyl Museum in Stockholm.  We continue our consideration of still life painting, which often intersect with the primary subject of this site: food.  This painting is by Pieter Aertsen, also call Lange Piet (Tall Pete).  One of […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Jan

Image: Jan Havicksz Steen, The Feast of St. Nicholas, 1665-68. Oil on Canvas. In case you were wondering whether your family was the odd one while everyone else celebrated the holidays with Norman Rockwell serenity, have no fear.  For this week’s virtual trip to a museum we go to The Netherlands for Jan Steen’s The […]

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