Saturday in the museum with Édouard

Image: Édouard Manet, “Fish (Still Life)” (1864). In our series of Saturday art postings on still life paintings we have arrived in the latter half of the 19th century and the Impressionists. For the second week in a row, we find ourselves pondering a fish. Manet was a keen practitioner of the form, and they […]

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Saturday in the museum with Gustave

Image: Gustave Courbet, “The Trout” (1873) We have been tracing the history of still life painting in Europe for the last few months in our Saturday art posts. We are now deep into the 19th century and bumping up against the Impressionists. Before we cross that threshold we take in one more of their predecessors. […]

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Saturday in the museum with Eugène

Image: Eugène Delacroix, Still Life With Flowers And Fruit (1848) With today’s post we pick up the thread of the history of still life painting in Europe and move firmly into the 19th century. The painting is by the French painter Eugène Delacroix, generally more famous for his heroic historic paintings. This painting was one […]

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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 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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Central

Last Updated: 10/25/2020 Current Status: Central closed for a summer break, but is now back doing dine-in as well as take-out and delivery.  Let’s hope that they have enough to power through to stability. Gift Cards Summary: Cuisine: French Neighborhood: Downtown Address: 1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC Website: http://www.centralmichelrichard.com/ Reservations: Opentable      

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Kinship

Image: Dorade Last Updated: 7/24/2020 Current Status: As of 7/24 Kinship will begin sit-down service.  Take-out resumes 7/26, available Wednesday through Sunday.  The meals are set and tend to be for 2-4.  You can order via Tock. Gift Cards Before Times Review: Last Visited: January 2020 Last year, the actress Charlize Theron had called out […]

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Le Diplomate

Image: Bread Basket Last Updated: 6/8/2020 Current Status:  It has opened for sit-down service taking advantage of its large patio stretching down the side-street.  Reserve via website and Opentable.  It continues to do Take-out and Delivery.  Tom Sietsema wants everyone to know that the delivery option is very good. Gift Cards – for all Starr […]

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