As we decorate our tables today for fanciful feasts with family and friends, I am reminded of the beauty of paintings by the Old Masters.
Old Masters were painters of great skill who worked in Europe before about 1800. Many are names you know – Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael. But today I’m thinking especially of those who painted amazing still life paintings of tablescapes and food – Dutch artists like Willem Claeszoon Heda, Jan van Huysum, and Pieter Claesz.
Looking at these amazingly detailed paintings makes my mouth water and inspires me to set an inviting dinner table – encouraging friends to gather ’round and stay a while at the table, enjoying food and conversation.
From our Zatista family to yours, we wish you a warm and lovely Thanksgiving!