The Kimball Art Museum portrays a side of the meat business not seen by many visitors to Forth Worth, Texas. If you only toured the Stockyards outside the Museum, you’d miss the preceding centuries of carnivorous history.
In the late 1580s, Annibale Carracci, painted two canvases that give us an idea of how meat fit into urban landscapes during Italy’s colorful Renaissance. By the late 16th century, Renaissance art entered the period of Mannerist painting leading to the Baroque period, when Read more [...]
Mary-Rose and Lefty Fisher’s farm, Rancho benedicion de Dios (translated Blessing of God Ranch), was awash in a much-needed rainstorm last week. Texan’s don’t mind the inconvenience of flooded streets when rain brings a break in the Texas drought. And on the day that I visited Mary-Rose in March, her pastures were green and the Black Angus cattle stood out, rivulets of water trickling down their big steamy bodies. As bovines are wont to do, they were ruminating after pulling at the green grass Read more [...]