Twentieth Century Menu for  Bellini’s The Feast of the Gods

Twentieth Century Menu for Bellini’s The Feast of the Gods

Inspired by Giovanni Bellini’s The Feast of the Gods, Lorenza De’ Medici created a this menu forth Artist’s Table (1995). De Medici promises foods are full of the flavor of the Renaissance. Passes for modern taste. But it’s difficult to imagine Bellini or...
Toulouse-Lautrec’s Partie de Campagne

Toulouse-Lautrec’s Partie de Campagne

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec’s Partie de Campagne, an 1897 lithograph, depicts a couple going off to spend a day in the country. Lautrec makes a visual pun by having a dog run behind the conveyance known as a dogcart. According to French usage of the day, Lautrec prefers...
Cold Comfort Picnic on the Battlefield, June 1919

Cold Comfort Picnic on the Battlefield, June 1919

When the war began in 1914, picnic baskets were shelved. But when the peace was being negotiated at Versailles in June 1919, they were dusted off and repacked. Signaling the change, editors of The Illustrated London News suggested that it was time for picnicking—in...