Sunday, June 29, 2008

Memento Mori

Abraham Mignon
Still Life with Fruit, Fish, and a Nest, c. 1675

Adriaen Coorte, 1697


Jan Davidsz. de Heem (1606-1683/4)

Can I only keep only posting about what I get at the famers market? I may have to start a whole new blog just for this...but the haul yesterday..it was lavish..it was decadent! If we had had some kind of out-of-season feathered fowl and a gaggle of bright-eyed herring hanging over the edge of the table, a Dutch Master could have come in and painted the whole overflowing bounty, a commentary on our overly-fruitful existence, a call for moderation, a reminder that life is fleeting...
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Vase of Flowers, c. 1660
painting images borrowed from the Rijkmuseum

8 comments:

Mrs.French said...

yes please. Keep posting about what you get at the Farmer's market. Actually all of the images in this post are beautiful and inspiring. Your purchases deserve an artist's rendition!

nadia said...

Gorgeous and delicious! and I agree with mrs.french

cindy* said...

everythings looks so fresh and bountiful. i am really envious of the flowers. i wish flowers like that grew in the desert.

noble pig said...

I love it! Beautiful food and flowers...could there be anything better.

Ann said...

Beautiful! I meant to ask... are you a member of the Greenpoint-Williamsburg CSA?

Joanna Goddard said...

very pretty. your blog is lovely!

ana dane said...

what time is dinner? i'll be there.

pastry studio said...

I love your blog! I have an obsession with these kind of still live tableaux and the incredible products we find at our farmer's markets. Your photos are gorgeous.

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