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I'd Like a Kristall-Weissbier with My Van Gogh, Please

Guten tag!  September 20 marks the beginning of Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival, held in Munich, Germany. In honor of this annual celebration, we’ve paired German and German-style beers with works of art in the DMA’s collection. 1,161 more words

Dallas Museum Of Art

Friday Photos: Food, Glorious Food!

As someone who spends a lot of time thinking about food, I’m a sucker for a still life with anything edible, especially if trompe l’oeil… 226 more words

Art & Teaching

Bonus Postcard: Memento Mori

Memento mori  literally translates from Latin as “remember your mortality”. It is a macabre artistic tradition of death portraits or symbolic paintings that function to remind people of the inevitability of death. 108 more words


An Object of Beauty: Book Review

Beauty has a way of opening doors, turning heads, commanding a room, reserving a table and creating a blind eye.We are more readily willing to forgive beauty of its misdeeds. 521 more words


William Michael Harnett's Trompe L'oeil

William Michael Harnett (August 10, 1848 – October 29, 1892) was an Irish-American painter who practiced a trompe l’oeil (literally, “fool the eye”) style of realistic painting. 174 more words


Fooling the Eye with Paint

In the hierarchy of academic pursuits, still-life painting was considered the least demanding art form. Nevertheless, fruit and flower paintings, which were decorative and opulent, were widely popular in the 19th and 20th centuries. 828 more words

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