HomeArticlesArt Cooking: Dutch and Flemish Still Life Painting Art Cooking: Dutch and Flemish Still Life Painting By Frank Lundy September 21, 2019 Articles, Blog 100 Comments Tags:art, art history, cheesegiving, clara peeters, dutch painting, dutch still life, Flemish painting, golden age, painting, still life, thanksgiving Related Posts Blue’s Clues Credits: Arts and Crafts PAPER CRAFT!!! WALL HANGING CRAFT IDEAS!! ROOM DECORATION/DIY ART AND CRAFT /Creative Art Printmaking Processes: Intaglio About Author admin 100 Comments Amanda Chan November 20, 2018 I love how even today, we're still taking still life pictures of food – although instead of carefully arranging the food for a portrait, we're doing the same for a picture to be shared on instagram or social media. It'll be interesting to see years from now what the trends will be seen as from our time. Thanks for another amazing episode! Reply Rogério Nagaoka November 20, 2018 PfffffffT! Loved it! Thankfully I've already dinned. otherwise I'd be hungry. Love you guys! Keep up the good work! Reply Crushi! .Music, Art & Love. November 20, 2018 insanely amazing and delicious Reply Miray Mghayar Wassouf November 20, 2018 I had a wide smile when I saw the title. Reply Alissa Frederick November 20, 2018 I really love this food and art series. Reply Eugenio Menotti November 20, 2018 "We do our best". Me too. Greetings!! Reply Léonore Belhani November 20, 2018 love this one soooooooo much, thanks for all those references!! Reply Xenolilly November 20, 2018 Wow, that's a lot of cheese! Reply Elientjepientje November 20, 2018 I love this so much! Your videos are so interesting and calming! Reply Barry Kidwell November 20, 2018 ooo I have that exact plate along with a ton of other flow blue i think that's what i was told it was when i was younger in my mom's old antique cabinet right now, I've always been curious about them, i actually have a tattoo of one of the flowers Reply PatrickAllenNL November 20, 2018 So did we the Dutch invent the pretzel?? Oh my we invented sooo much 😂 Reply PatrickAllenNL November 20, 2018 You say Gouda very well Reply EvFlp November 20, 2018 Came back from a 'meh' date here in Amsterdam, saw this episode, watched it, happy again. Content, style, 'voice' and voice sooooo good again. Really enjoyed it. Also: heard "and yes that is My version of the Dutch pronunciation" and had to rewind to hear you say Gouda because you pronounced it so truely perfectly natural Dutch that I haddnt noticed that you as an American had diverted so far from the Americanenglish goooooodah haha. I actually know quite a lot about these subjects *Dutch art..history, food (and technology) but Still this was deeply interesting to watch. If you ever need a research volunteer here on the ground, let me know. But this was already such a well done video, again. Thanks Reply Fennecfoxfanatic November 20, 2018 Wait you can pronounce gouda other than gooda? Welp there goes all my cheesy puns Reply Qwerty 01010110 November 20, 2018 appreciate the video but those rasins should be replaced by dates. Reply Claire Whitehouse November 21, 2018 What did you do with all the cheese? Reply AlthenaLuna November 21, 2018 I love gouda (which I've never heard pronounced any way but the Americanized way before, so neat) and seeing a wheel of it THAT big has me very jealous. The only kind I've ever seen in local stores is maybe 3.5"/9cm in diameter. Reply Erin Wynands November 21, 2018 I will be thinking about this video as I scroll through my instagram feed. So much to consider in our love for food. These videos are so great and they really stay with me. Thanks for all the hard work! Reply Cory Obrien November 21, 2018 I used to live in delft, there are tourists that come from all over japan to see the porcelain art over there for some reason. Btw, dont stay at the bridges house hotel in delft, its disgusting as hell. Reply FaCu aRroYo November 21, 2018 You made me wanna have some cheese Reply Bernardo Fajardo November 21, 2018 This is simply wonderful, I loved not only the effort you made to recreate the painting, but the background narration explaining the elements, the context and all that. Reply Toyon95 November 21, 2018 Thank you for introducing me to a new artist I never knew about! And thank you for making me more interested in still life paintings. Reply Sajina Shrestha November 21, 2018 Dark alternate timeline show me PBS arranging the dead birds still life Reply Sonja Johnson November 21, 2018 A video in good taste for the holiday haha! Also, where does one get fifteen entire pounds of Gouda because I desperately desire this…! Reply Tom Wilson November 21, 2018 “Most exotic of breads that traveled all the way from a factory in Torrence California.”😂😂🏳️ As a Californian living relatively close to Torrence, I couldn’t keep myself from laughing. 😂 Reply yarin mo November 21, 2018 You opened my mind about modern art and now i like it even more! Then i saw a cy painting and now i hate it so much! Please make a video about this annoying guy Reply Stian Bekken November 21, 2018 What a cool concept and recreation! I noticed that the angle and perspective were changed between the original and the recreation, was that due to a concisus decision, or a technical limitation? Did you play around with other angles? Reply Oma Rumunna November 21, 2018 Love this channel. Reply anderblaine November 21, 2018 I LOVE ART COOKING!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!! Reply Lilly Thai November 21, 2018 I recently went to a Dutch Golden Age exhibition in an attempt to broaden my horizon and learn about art, in particular, visual art. Now I want to return with Sarah's voice in the background because the audio guide did no justice to the artworks that you have mentioned here, artworks that actually were part of the exhibition. I want to go back and marvel at the cheeses and the fruit as well as the flowers in vases and pitchers. Reply KT November 21, 2018 Buzzfeed is doing their own version of this show. And while it's mildly interesting, there's just something about the quality that these videos are made in, as well as the way the information is presented, that makes me feel like I'm actually learning something, and becoming smarter. Whereas with Buzzfeed it just feels like a casual conversation.I suppose a good comparison would be journalism vs tabloids. Both are reporting something, and both require a similar skill set. It's just that one gives off a better impression in the end. Reply Natashia Gushue November 21, 2018 I love how the Art Assignment showcases women. I never got to learn about female artists in my art history classes Reply Jeremy November 21, 2018 I would very much like to get a copy of that exhibition catalogue. Do you have any tips on how to get one in the US? Reply Юлия Федорова November 21, 2018 yay! my favorite area of the Hermitage museum is where Dutch still life paintings are displayed, and now I'm inspired to visit it again. and little self-portraits in the reflections? brilliant! thanks for the video! Reply whatafly80sguy November 21, 2018 So many details that I didn’t even take note of until Sarah walked us through her recreation. Also, I’m curious how much that half wheel of gouda cost! Reply Stilte voor De Storm November 21, 2018 Pretzel may directly translate to Zoute Krakeling in Dutch, though, we (Dutch citizens) all just call it Pretzel as well Reply echoinsahara November 21, 2018 Thank you for producing the great contents!!!! Love it! Reply miri2810 November 21, 2018 tangentially related: there is a song about pretzel dough. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSAqTdc-Y2g Reply BarbART November 21, 2018 i love this channel so much, you are doing such a good job explaining all the details! years ago i recreated Caravaggio's still life with one of my artist friend and we ate the whole fruit basket, check it on my channel:) anyway as an artist im really glad you are doing this work <3 Reply Stella Wenny November 21, 2018 Love this episode!! Reply clara wright November 21, 2018 I'm from Torrance California! Reply Lisyh November 21, 2018 I never really cared for still life paintings, but this was so interesting! Thanks Sarah! Reply tamara November 21, 2018 wow, I never noticed that artists put tiny self portraits in their still life paintings! now I really need to go to an art museum and see that for myself Reply Shreya M November 21, 2018 I thought those butter shavings were potato crisps at first! hahaha Reply Nic33rd November 21, 2018 Raisins? I thought those were dates. Reply openfire November 21, 2018 Hell yeah Reply kibrika November 21, 2018 Me at 9:34 "why do they have a laptop in the kitchen?" at the waffle pan. Reply Shannon Bailes November 21, 2018 I enjoyed the hidden portraits and that you pointed out the skill of conveying meaning in a still life. Reply Eva C November 21, 2018 LOVE THIS SERIES SO MUCH Reply Aelithia November 21, 2018 That PFFFFFT seriously made my day xD Reply Em Cameron November 21, 2018 I love Art Cooking. Have you ever thought of doing an episode about Mary Pratt? She's painted so much good food & would be such an interesting painter to talk about. I don't know how well known she is outside of Canada, but her works are some of my favourite to visit in our National Gallery. Reply thatjillgirl November 22, 2018 Glad you met a kind cheese monger. Reply Laura Flora November 22, 2018 These videos are always so fun and inspiring, I may have to try my hand at making some pretzels now 🙂 Reply TheyCallMeNewb November 22, 2018 I imagine that those tasked with taking mouth-watering pictures of fast food, would be comforted to learn that they in fact toil in a long tradition of art assignment. Excellent instalment! Reply danielleshanti November 22, 2018 Beautifully done! I love that the artist put herself in the reflection. Clever. It feels so modern and cheeky. I wonder if I've seen paintings like that and not noticed… Reply Kinga Zając November 22, 2018 I wonder, what do you do with the food afterwards? Yes, you can eat some of it, but that amount of cheese? It would take me year at least. Do you portion it for all the people who work on AA or maybe do you donate it? Reply sisataneylemci November 22, 2018 Make a mukbang video with these settings Reply Dora de Lemos November 22, 2018 It is not always that I am hungry after watching this series, but today I am. I have a thing with cheese. Reply Wenceslao Futanaki November 22, 2018 When artists were worthy of our attention. Reply Eline Nijtmans November 22, 2018 Your pronunciation of Gouda is really good! Mauritshuis needs some practice though 😉 Reply ElizabethGronlund& GachaGurl November 22, 2018 So let me get this straight….of all the questionable things I've done in my lengthy life, what will eventually and eternally roast my hide in the flames of hell is going to be the simple, unremarkable grilled cheese sandwich? Dammit! I should have guessed my soul was in danger. Such a warm and crunchy, ooey , gooey delight WOULD come with a pretty steep price. 😉 Reply Sonic Goo November 23, 2018 Forget the Gouda pronunciation, I'm amazed you didn't fall into the Texel trap! Reply Finn Leong November 23, 2018 Sarah!!! Please do a series or something about Russian avant-garde, constructivism, suprematism, Malevich…..!! Please! Thanks! Reply Jedindianajones November 23, 2018 great episode, in the nerdfighter census when we had to rank the 13 shows the art assignment made my top 5. it was really hard to choose since even the ones i listed at the bottom i really liked. the other 4 in the top 5 where john and hanks books, vlogbrothers and scishow. Reply graphite November 23, 2018 Ye cats and little kittens!I've always considered the Dutch still life paintings….dull. They remind me of a foodie's Instagram and really, who is actually that interested in that.Then along comes Art Assignment with a whole new aspect, incorporating history, society and a DIY still life of enormous cheeses, butter and pretzels. Now I'm inspired to do my own research! Thanks Art Assignment, life's never dull with you lot around . ❣❣❣❣❣❣❣❣❣❣❣❣❣❣❣❣❣❣❣❣❣❣ Reply Cuong Nguyen November 23, 2018 Can you make a video about the artist william bouguereau? Reply Darkvine November 23, 2018 Cheese is still expensive, even here in Flanders and the Netherlands today, looks like you spent a fortune on cheese to make this vid, any excuse will do I guess 🧀🔪 Reply Kelly Ramirez November 23, 2018 This shows food is love, food is life. Reply janicew9 November 24, 2018 These videos cause me to think so much more than other art content I've found. Thank you for creating them! Reply PoseidonXIII November 24, 2018 Your right! Pretzels are fancy and common at the same time. Reply Jon November 24, 2018 I'd love to hear your thoughts on how anyone could confuse Van Meegeren with Vermeer. Reply Emma Wills November 25, 2018 Thank you so much for making this channel- it's really opened my eyes to how much incredible art exists in the world! Also thank you for how consistently undaunted and kind and respectful you are when people have negative comments, different opinions or are cynical about the topics you're covering. I now enjoy talking to my family and friends about art because I have an excellent role model for how to relish their differences in opinion 🙂 This channel is one of my favourite things out of all of the things! Reply Oliver Bollmann November 26, 2018 1) I am glad I'm already eating while watching this, for I'd be hungry! 2) I learned a tonne about still lifes, history, world trade, and cheese, all fascinating 3) We need official AA merch that says "We do our best." 😀 4) Love the dissolve at the end, nice recreation! Loved watching you tear into it with gusto. 🙂 Reply Max Vieralilja November 27, 2018 I thought that in the dish it was dates, not raisins? would they export dates in 17th century? Reply firewordsparkler November 28, 2018 Mmmm cheese. Reply piouppioup November 30, 2018 I gave a like because the video is interesting but I hate cheese so much you guys. (I'm French, it's a burden.) Reply Murder Ballad December 2, 2018 There's an amazing documentary about still life called ''Apples, Pears and Paint'' … -any of you seen that one….. ? ♥ Reply Big Tired Niece December 5, 2018 I read about Peeters in Zing Tsjeng's Forgotten Women series and loved the detail of the self-portrait, so I got ridiculously excited when you started talking about that. Reply Henk-Jan Bakker December 6, 2018 Your pronunciation of Gouda is so sweet. Love it. Can't wait to hear you say van Gogh the proper way. Although you probably already did that somewhere.The green cheese is a famously Frisian cheese spiced with parsley and caraway seeds. It retained the name over the ages but lost it's green color. At least on the inside. It now only has a green shell but inside it's rather traditional pale yellow with black specks. The only actually green cheese is a lime color because it is made with pesto. Not that dark shade. Not that historically accurate. Butter curler? Oh yes. Not looking like that but it did exist. The call for moderation in the saying….. yeah, technically it was expected.. But when looking at that painting? Just note how small the print is in this abundance. Indeed even then; pfffft. But then again. How does cheese get to ripen? Yup. Moderation and frugal use of resources makes you have a great and tasty cheese. So in a way the cheese is not 'memento morii' but indeed a call for moderation….so you get to enjoy it. Old cheese as an icon for the reward of moderation. Reply alekhya katragadda December 11, 2018 Baking soda when heated turns into washing soda. I didn't know it was okay to eat washing soda. Reply Max McCormick December 21, 2018 Heating the baking soda converts it from bicarbonate to carbonate, which is a stronger base Reply Theliterarykid January 1, 2019 Gosh Art Cooking videos always make me hungry lol Reply BonBonBonBonBonBon January 3, 2019 Art Cooking is one of my favourite series on YouTube, thank you! Reply Frog Toad January 14, 2019 One of my old art teachers liked showing his students a lot of these paintings at the beginning of his lessons because he knew the class was right around most people's lunch times as well. He would also compare them a lot to modern day instagram photos. Reply Joe Bandura January 14, 2019 Really kind of what to know how those pretzels turned out. Reply Wolfferoni January 16, 2019 This is so fascinating and also a great way to educate people because everyone's curious about food. Reply Pontus Andersson January 19, 2019 I want to know the music in this video especially that 9 min in! Reply Lily Nguyen January 24, 2019 i kinda just wanna take a giant bite out of the cheese wheels Reply Ed Adams February 8, 2019 I thought I’d buy the book you are using. Amazon wants $3200… Reply Omoshne March 7, 2019 Being from Flanders myself, it's crazy how much of the plates, cutlery and decorations from ~300 years ago shown here, are still exactly the same today in many old people's houses. Like they were the last generation that existed in it's own cultural bubble, before foreign cultural influence took over. Reply midei March 17, 2019 Thank you! I’ve enjoyed this episode immensely Reply Tamar Ziri March 21, 2019 7:50 Those are not raisins! Those are dates! Reply Summer Liang April 5, 2019 I approve of your pronounciation of gouda! Go you!! Reply Faultty April 13, 2019 Self insert by a female lady! Niiice. Reply Milch Tüte April 29, 2019 just binge watched all of the videos Reply Chris Frank May 14, 2019 Now I need to get some gouda Reply Franklin&Tangelo345 May 16, 2019 I find the fact that you said howda instead of Gouda irritating. Other than that, this video was great! Reply Samovar maker July 3, 2019 the pretzels be like θ Reply Szymon W. August 12, 2019 I am so hungry now! 😀 Reply Elsa Re August 17, 2019 YES BUTTER AND CHEESE Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.