Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Carrots in Art

A mother peeling carrots while the son eats one in "A Family Seated Round a Kitchen Fire" by Brekelenkam, 17th century (in Manchester City Galleries).  This Dutch painting is among many images at Carrots in Fine Art Works


From the 16th century - "Christ in the Home of Mary and Martha by Pieter Aertsen.  1553  (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam).  In the front right corner are orange carrots in the pot, and white on the table.

From the 17th century -"The Vegetable Stall" by Quiringh van Brekelenkam from 1665 (The Detroit Institute of Arts) 

From the 18th century -"The Greengrocer"  Willem van Mieris  1731  (Wallace Collection, London)
And carrots in a 19th century painting - "The Lady in Red" by Léon Bonvin (French) 1862.  (Walters Art Museum, Baltimore) 

For a posting on "Sandwich Carrots" click HERE

©2014 Patricia Bixler Reber

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