Dine & Wine

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Still Life with a Golden Goblet by Pieter de Ring

Why is food such a popular image for art and culture? For millennia it has been a source of inspiration from ancient Roman mosaics through Dutch...

James W Singer 7 January 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Still Life with Mackerel by Anne Vallayer-Coster

Anne Vallayer-Coster was one of the foremost still-life painters in 18th-century France. She was enormously prolific and extremely popular. Her works...

James W Singer 7 January 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Meat Stall with the Holy Family Giving Alms by Pieter Aertsen

Pieter Aertsen’s Meat Stall with the Holy Family Giving Alms is an interesting painting as it provides a wonderful glimpse into the varied...

James W Singer 7 January 2023

WTF Art History

Italian Artists with Food in Their Names

Italy is famous for its great food and great art, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that there’s some overlap. No, I’m not talking...

Alexandra Kiely 5 January 2023

Women Artists

Pumpkin Spiced Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama, the legendary Japanese artist born in 1929, began her career 69 years ago. Nevertheless, the world discovered her just a couple of...

Magda Michalska 4 January 2023

Dine & Wine

Come Dine with Art History: Famous Feasts in Art

Socrates said that “we eat to live, not live to eat” (although his wife must have thought differently since according to legend she was terribly...

Magda Michalska 31 December 2022

Dine & Wine

Fish Paintings for Christmas Eve Dinners

In many cultures, Christmas Eve dinner does not include any meat (excluding seafood) or alcohol because one should keep a vigil fasting and expect...

Magda Michalska 24 December 2022

Dine & Wine

The Scent of Orange in the Wintery Air: Paintings with Oranges

What winter smells like to you? For me, it’s the scent of cinnamon-spiced gingerbread, mulled wine, and of course mandarins. My grandma used to...

Magda Michalska 1 December 2022

Dine & Wine

Chocolate in Painting for a Cozy Evening

Even when it is not that cold, I crave a good old hot chocolate and a cozy evening under a blanket. We present to you a short story about this sweet...

Magda Michalska 1 December 2022

Dine & Wine

All You Need to Know About Thanksgiving Turkey Preparation – With Pictures!

Happy Thanksgiving! Have the most enjoyable time with your family and friends celebrating this holiday season! Whether you enjoy turkey or something...

Joanna Kaszubowska 24 November 2022

Dine & Wine

Paris Bistro: Iconic Place, Cool Lifestyle, Home for Art

Is there something more iconic for Paris than the bistro (after the Eiffel Tower, of course)? Let’s have a closer look at the artistic...

Camilla de Laurentis 19 November 2022

Dine & Wine

Time for a Cup of Warm Tea in Paintings

One of the highlights of autumn is that drinking hot drinks is no longer looked down on and ordering a big cup of steaming hot cocoa instead of an...

Magda Michalska 16 October 2022