Tag: food

The Potato Eaters (1885)

Van Gogh, Vincent (1853-1890) The Potato Eaters 1885 Lithograph on paper, 26.5 x 32.5 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid The series on the Potato Eaters, executed in Nuenen in spring 1885, is one of the most significant of Vincent van Gogh’s first…

La Grande Bouffe (1973)

La grande abbuffata Director: Marco Ferreri Producer: Vincent Malle Screenplay: Marco Ferreri, Rafael Azcona Genre: Comedy | Drama | Grotesque | Satire Music: Philippe Sarde Country: France | Italia Language: French, Italian Release date: 1973 Running time: 136 minutes Marcello Mastroianni (1924-1996) as…

Cristo nella casa di Marta e Maria (1605)

Allori, Alessandro (1535-1607) Cristo nella casa di Marta e Maria (Christ in the House of Martha and Mary) 1605 Oil on poplar, 125 x 118 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Inscribed on the stone at the right side of the well:…

Belshazzar’s Feast (c.1636-1638)

Rembrandt (1606-1669) Belshazzar’s Feast c.1636–1638 Oil on canvas, 167.6 x 209.2 cm National Gallery, London Belshazzar’s Feast was painted somewhere between 1636 and 1638, when Rembrandt was about 30 years old. He had to make his way in Amsterdam, a…

The Supper at Emmaus (1648)

Rembrandt (1606-1669) The Supper at Emmaus 1648 Oil on mahogany, 68 x 65 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris Scene taken from the Gospel of Saint Luke (XXIV, 13-33), in which Christ, the day after his resurrection, reveals his divinity to…

Isaac Blessing Jacob (c.1638)

Flinck, Govert (1615-1660) Isaac Blessing Jacob c.1638 Oil on canvas, 115.2 x 140.2 cm Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam The Bible recounts how Jacob, pretending to be his brother Esau, tricked their blind father into bestowing Esau’s rightful blessing on him. The idea of…

Elia nutrito dai corvi (1620)

Guercino (1591-1666) Elia nutrito dai corvi (Elijah fed by Ravens) 1620 Oil on canvas, 195 x 156.5 cm National Gallery, London The monumental figure in this painting is Elijah, an Old Testament prophet who lived in the northern kingdom of…

Nastagio degli Onesti IV (1483)

Botticelli, Sandro (c.1445-1510) Nastagio degli Onesti, fourth episode 1483 Tempera on panel, 83 x 142 cm Private collection These panels illustrate the Story of Nastagio degli Onesti, the eighth novel of the fifth day of Boccaccio‘s Decameron. This is the story of Nastagio,…

Il Cuoco (c. 1570)

Arcimboldo, Giuseppe (1526-1593) Il Cuoco (The Cook) c.1570 Oil on canvas, 52.5 x 41 cm Nationalmuseum, Stockholm “Reversible head” which allows for a dual interpretation when turned upside-down.

The Potato Eaters (1885)

Van Gogh, Vincent (1853-1890) The Potato Eaters (De Aardappeleters) 1885 Oil on canvas, 82 x 114 cm Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam F0082-JH0764 Nuenen, April-May 1885 Van Gogh saw the Potato Eaters as a showpiece, for which he deliberately chose a difficult…