Painting by Pieter Claesz titled Still life with Turkey Pie, 1627.

$35 USD per device. This program is 60 mins, including time to ask questions and exchange ideas. Suitable for all ages, no background required.

  • Monday, May 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm EST
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm EST
  • Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 10:00 am EST
  • Monday, June 28, 2021 at 10:00 am EST

Food comes into its own in luxurious Dutch still life paintings of the 1600s, as Holland enjoyed a Golden Age of cultural wealth and international trade. Beyond its artistic appeals, Dutch still life is a deeply symbolic tradition. Learn how to decrypt the code of works of art that were made to please your eye, whet your appetite, and share lasting lessons about the meaning and purpose of life.

You will:

  • Understand the rich symbolism of Dutch Golden Age still life painting.
  • Hear about the 17th century Dutch context for understanding this art.
  • See how Dutch still life painting sets the standards for representations of food for centuries to come.
  • Recognize what the Baroque style looks in Holland, with its own unique traditions.

Your educator Amanda Herold-Marme, is an art historian with a PhD from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris. A Parisian resident for nearly 20 years, she has taught in universities and museums, as a guide for Paris Muse. She now works for the estate of the Spanish sculptor Julio González and painter Roberta González. Amanda has always been fascinated by exiles who chose Paris as their home. A recognized specialist on that topic, Amanda was  contributing author to the exhibition publications Guernica (Musée Picasso, Paris) Lost, Loose & Loved: Foreign Artists in Paris, 1944-1964 (Reina Sofia, Madrid) and Exilio Republicano Español 1939 (Spanish Ministry of Justice).

You can also sign up for our series Food in Art.

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Image: Pieter Claesz, Still Life with a Turkey Pie, 1627, Gallery of Honour, Rijksmuseum

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