Saturday in the Museum with Giovanna

Image: Giovanna Garzoni, “Cherries on a Plate, Broad Beans, and Bumblebee” (ca. 1665) On Saturdays we divert our attention from writing about the D.C. dining world to focus on art.  For the last few weeks we’ve suspended writing about restaurants other than to keep two lists updates.  The first list is ways to help employees […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Robert

Image: Robert Seldon Duncanson, “Still Life with Fruits and Nuts” (1848). Oil on board. For the last few weeks our Saturday posts about art have focused on still life paintings.  The golden age for the style was in the Netherlands during the 17th century.  The tradition, however lasts to this day and can be 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 Willem

Image: Willem Claesz Heda, Banquet Piece with Mince Pie (1635). Oil on Canvas. One of our New Year’s resolutions is to dig deeper in to still life paintings.  On Saturdays we like to post something related to the world of art, especially those pieces that have an intersection with food.  The most notable intersection of […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Auguste

Image: Rodin, The Thinker (Le Penseur), Model 1880, Cast 1901. The end of the year puts us in a reflective mood.  So this week, our side trip to the world of art is Auguste Rodin’s famous sculpture of introspection.  This version is from the National Gallery of Art in D.C. Here is some background from […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Francesco

Image: Francesco del Cossa, Saint Lucy, c. 1473/1474 December 13th is Santa Lucia day, a day of celebration, especially in Scandinavian countries which centers on a procession of girls (boys are incorporated now as well) dressed in white with candles in their hair.  Over time, safer methods have been developed. There is a food connection […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Giovanni

Image: Canaletto, The Square of Saint Mark’s, Venice (1742/1744). Oil on canvas. On Saturdays, we like to post about art. Often the subject is something related to the food world that matches what we post about on other days.  Today, we are flagging a painting of Venice. La Serenissima is facing some of its worst flooding […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Winslow

Image: Winslow Homer, “Hound and Hunter” 1892. Oil on canvas, 71.8 x 122.3 (28 1/4 x 48 1/8).  Gift of Stephen C. Clark. National Gallery of Art. As the weather catches up to the turning of the leaves, this painting by Winslow Homer came to mind.  So for our Saturday sojourn from the world of […]

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