Saturday in the Museum with Pierre-Auguste

Image: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party (1880-81). The re-opening of D.C. restaurants and the casting off of social distancing rules (in many places) brought to mind one of the most cherished paintings in the District.  Renoir’s celebration of sun, friends, and conviviality captures all the emotions of the moment and is a jewel […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Claude

Image: Claude Monet, Nature morte au melon d’Espagne (1879) This week’s art posting does not travel far from last week’s. We go from Manet to Monet. From 1864 to 1879. From fish to fruit. And we continue our still life series. The still life of apples, grapes, and melon may be a tad out of […]

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Saturday in Venice with John

Image: John Singer Sargent, Venetian Wineshop (c.1898). Earlier this week, we posted our guide to great D.C. neighborhood wine shops.  In that posting we included a painting by John Singer Sargent of a wine shop in Venice.  On Saturdays, we like to highlight art, especially art related to food and wine.  So, this Saturday, we […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Auguste

For our weekly trip to the museum, we take a virtual voyage to Cleveland where The Apple Seller by Pierre-Auguste Renoir is in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.  Renoir went by the name Auguste.  For late August and the coming of apple season, it seemed apropos. From the Museum description: “This painting […]

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