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Painting of the Week: Anne Vallayer-Coster, Still Life with Mackerel

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 28 March 2021

Dine & Wine

Picnic Time! Best Picnic Inspirations From Art

The days are getting warmer and longer and all I can think about are picnics and barbecues; when the sun is shining, the grass is green and birds are...

Magda Michalska 20 March 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Pieter de Ring, Still Life with a Golden Goblet

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 14 February 2021

Dine & Wine

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

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

Magda Michalska 30 January 2021

Dine & Wine

Do You “Pronkstill”Even? Social Media of the Dutch Golden Age

Carefully arranged plates of food surrounded by carefully planned out backgrounds, images with hidden meanings, a snapshot of wealth… What may...

Rachel Witte 24 October 2020

Dine & Wine

The Best Autumn Foods in Still Life Paintings

I love everything about autumn – the cool, crisp air, the warm sweaters, the sense that the holiday season will soon arrive. But most of all, I...

Alexandra Kiely 26 September 2020

Dine & Wine

A Perfect Meal for A Summer Day Inspired by Art

Fresh produce, small green gardens, beds of herbs, dappled sunlight playing through trees and onto picnic spreads, fruit, and vegetables are all...

Marina Kochetkova 13 June 2020

Dine & Wine

Spanish Bodegones of the 17th Century

Looking at a painting and getting hungry? It might be a bodegón! Here we define the genre of Spanish bodegones in the context of 17th century...

Soledad Castillo Jara 13 June 2020

WTF Art History

10 Cocktails Inspired by Art for Artsy Drinking

Most of us have now plenty of time to take some "me time" and enjoy a long bubble bath, read a good book, work out, or perhaps just contemplate the...

Marija Canjuga 12 June 2020

Dine & Wine

Meet Asparagus, the King of Vegetables! Not Just for Vegetarians

The season for asparagus is very short as it starts around the 23rd of April (St George's Day) and lasts only until June. Its special qualities and...

Magda Michalska 11 June 2020

Dine & Wine

Cooking in Pictures—The Food of Art and the Art of Food

Long before Julia Child published Mastering the Art of French Cooking, artists the world over had already made the connection between food and art.

Ledys Chemin 10 June 2020

Dine & Wine

Hot Chocolate Paintings for a Cozy Evening

Although December has been extremely warm this year I still crave a good old hot chocolate and a cozy evening under the blankets. The Gift for...

Magda Michalska 26 December 2019