Monday, February 25, 2013

Washington's National Gallery of Art has some great posters in the LOO!

Artist: Rembrandt Peale
Rubens Peale with a Geranium
1801 oil on canvas
Art in the LOO

Most museums don't have visuals inside their bathroom areas, but on a recent trip to the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the following posters (portraits from the Natl. Gallery's collection) were in the hallway leading to the men's bathroom. I assume the women's bathroom also had posters, but portraits of females! "Just sharing aesthetics, wherever I find them." Enjoy.

Artist: Paul Cezanne
Boy in a Red Waistcoat
1888-90  oil on canvas
Artist: Paul Gauguin
1889 oil on canvas
Artist: Vinent van Gogh
1889 oil on canvas
Artist: George Catlin
White Cloud - Head Chief of the Iowas
1844-45  oil on canvas
Artist: Sandro Botticelli
Portrait of a Young Man
1485  Tempera on panel

(Artist and Image information

Artist: Raphael
Portrait of Florentine Banker, Bindo Altoiti
1515 oil on panel

(Source: Photos taken with permission on location.)

Wine paring with Pork

Pork - is it white meat or red meat? When selecting a wine should a pork roast be served with a white or a red wine? 

The answer: both are appropriate. Most pork meats, roasts, chops, etc. become white when cooked, but you cannot turn bacon from red to white, no matter how you prepare it. 

The same is true when paring pork with wine, either a light red or a rich white is fine? If French wines are your preferenceChef Frederic Anton suggests a good Beaujolais or a selection from the Medoc. With white wine he says try a white Roussanne-Marsanne blend from the Coteaux du Languedoc Faugeres house of Domaine Alquier.
(* Wine recommendations courtesy of Chef Frederic Anton.)

Until later,

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