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"Exploring the Vibrant World of Melons: A Visual Journey through Art, Culture

Background imageMelon Collection: Diego Velazquez (1599-1660). Old Woman Cooking Eggs, 1618

Diego Velazquez (1599-1660). Old Woman Cooking Eggs, 1618
Diego Velazquez (1599-1660). Spanish Baroque painter. The Old Woman Cooking Eggs, 1618. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

Background imageMelon Collection: Black man eating a large watermelon (coloured photo)

Black man eating a large watermelon (coloured photo)
6000022 Black man eating a large watermelon (coloured photo) by European Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Black man eating a large watermelon)

Background imageMelon Collection: Quince, Cabbage, Melon, and Cucumber, c. 1602 (oil on canvas)

Quince, Cabbage, Melon, and Cucumber, c. 1602 (oil on canvas)
873366 Quince, Cabbage, Melon, and Cucumber, c.1602 (oil on canvas) by Sanchez Cotan, Juan (1560-1627); 68.9x84.46 cm; San Diego Museum of Art, USA; eSan Diego Museum of Art; Gift of Anne R

Background imageMelon Collection: Watermelon Slices close-up

Watermelon Slices close-up
LA-1147 Watermelon Slices close-up Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageMelon Collection: Still Life - Michele Pace del Campidoglio

Still Life - Michele Pace del Campidoglio
Oil on Canvas 96.5 x 157.5

Background imageMelon Collection: Melon Market, Naples (Napoli), Italy

Melon Market, Naples (Napoli), Italy. Date: 1899

Background imageMelon Collection: Still Life With Watermelon and Fruit

Still Life With Watermelon and Fruit
UstinaGreen

Background imageMelon Collection: Botanical illustrations, 17th century

Botanical illustrations, 17th century

Background imageMelon Collection: MELONS, 14th CENTURY. Picking melons. Manuscript illumination from Tacuinum sanitatis in medicina

MELONS, 14th CENTURY. Picking melons. Manuscript illumination from Tacuinum sanitatis in medicina, Northern Italy, late 14th century

Background imageMelon Collection: DRESSMAKERs BILL C1816

DRESSMAKERs BILL C1816
Maids dress: melon sleeves, deep v corsage, chemisette & ruff, apron & turban. Lady: white pelisse with scallop edging & ribbon trim, dress with ruff & decorative hem

Background imageMelon Collection: Macaw and a monkey (oil on canvas)

Macaw and a monkey (oil on canvas)
BAL234925 Macaw and a monkey (oil on canvas) by Hondecoeter, Melchior de (1636-95); Private Collection; Courtesy of Thomas Brod and Patrick Pilkington; Dutch, out of copyright

Background imageMelon Collection: Watermelon Slice

Watermelon Slice
Andreas Magnusson

Background imageMelon Collection: Fruit Break

Fruit Break
Goed Blauw

Background imageMelon Collection: Fleur Des Champs - Pink

Fleur Des Champs - Pink
Goed Blauw

Background imageMelon Collection: Tropical Fruit Pop

Tropical Fruit Pop
Uma Gokhale

Background imageMelon Collection: Picture No. 12480187

Picture No. 12480187
Watermelon Slices close-up, Mum in a Melon Date:

Background imageMelon Collection: Watermelon

Watermelon
Ana Sneeringer

Background imageMelon Collection: Sweet Ice Cream Pattern

Sweet Ice Cream Pattern
Xuan Thai

Background imageMelon Collection: Still life with Fruits

Still life with Fruits
UstinaGreen

Background imageMelon Collection: Still Life With Wine and Bottles

Still Life With Wine and Bottles
Little Dean

Background imageMelon Collection: French 19th century still life painting. Artist unknown). approx. 1870

French 19th century still life painting. Artist unknown). approx. 1870
5306213 French 19th century still life painting. Artist unknown). approx. 1870; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageMelon Collection: Scarlet flesh rock melon, Cucumis melo cantalupensis, cut in half to show flesh and seeds

Scarlet flesh rock melon, Cucumis melo cantalupensis, cut in half to show flesh and seeds
FLO4595214 Scarlet flesh rock melon, Cucumis melo cantalupensis, cut in half to show flesh and seeds. Handcoloured stipple engraving of an illustration by George Brookshaw from his own " Pomona

Background imageMelon Collection: Melon - Muskmelon, Cucumis melo, with flower, leaf, fruit and tendril. Handcoloured zincograph by C

Melon - Muskmelon, Cucumis melo, with flower, leaf, fruit and tendril. Handcoloured zincograph by C
FLO4600351 Melon - Muskmelon, Cucumis melo, with flower, leaf, fruit and tendril. Handcoloured zincograph by C. Chabot drawn by Miss M. A

Background imageMelon Collection: Ripe fruit, vine and yellow flowers of the Scarlet Fleshed Rock Melon

Ripe fruit, vine and yellow flowers of the Scarlet Fleshed Rock Melon
5856252 Ripe fruit, vine and yellow flowers of the Scarlet Fleshed Rock Melon, ; (add.info.: Ripe fruit, vine and yellow flowers of the Scarlet Fleshed Rock Melon, Cucumis melo)

Background imageMelon Collection: Fruit and yellow flowers of the Green-fleshed cantaloupe melon

Fruit and yellow flowers of the Green-fleshed cantaloupe melon
5856207 Fruit and yellow flowers of the Green-fleshed cantaloupe melon; (add.info.: Fruit and yellow flowers of the Green-fleshed cantaloupe melon, Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis)

Background imageMelon Collection: Melon in Cavaillon, c.1910 (print)

Melon in Cavaillon, c.1910 (print)
7293386 Melon in Cavaillon, c.1910 (print); (add.info.: Food and beverage. Melon farming in Cavaillon, France, XVIIIth cent)

Background imageMelon Collection: Description of a melon plant, with fruit wall orange color, yellow flower and large

Description of a melon plant, with fruit wall orange color, yellow flower and large and wide dark green leaves
FLO4721470 Description of a melon plant, with fruit wall orange color, yellow flower and large and wide dark green leaves. Cucumis melo

Background imageMelon Collection: 8622596

8622596

Background imageMelon Collection: Nature morte de fruits et fleurs. Peinture de Paul Theodor van Brussel (1754-1795) Collection privee

Nature morte de fruits et fleurs. Peinture de Paul Theodor van Brussel (1754-1795) Collection privee
UIG5346888 Nature morte de fruits et fleurs. Peinture de Paul Theodor van Brussel (1754-1795) Collection privee.; Superstock/UIG

Background imageMelon Collection: Flowers in a Vase, Sorrente 1834 (oil on canvas)

Flowers in a Vase, Sorrente 1834 (oil on canvas)
8723901 Flowers in a Vase, Sorrente 1834 (oil on canvas) by Jensen, Johan Laurents (1800-56); Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark; (add.info.: By J.L. Jensen)

Background imageMelon Collection: Green-fleshed melon, Cucumis melo

Green-fleshed melon, Cucumis melo
5854965 Green-fleshed melon, Cucumis melo; (add.info.: Green-fleshed melon, Cucumis melo, with yellow flowers, tendrils and leaves)

Background imageMelon Collection: Mattock, Mattress, Maul-stick, Meadow, Medal, Melon, Mermaid, Meter, Mile-post, Milk-can, Milkmaid

Mattock, Mattress, Maul-stick, Meadow, Medal, Melon, Mermaid, Meter, Mile-post, Milk-can, Milkmaid
8650060 Mattock, Mattress, Maul-stick, Meadow, Medal, Melon, Mermaid, Meter, Mile-post, Milk-can, Milkmaid, Mill-dam (engraving) by German School

Background imageMelon Collection: Fruit and flowers of the watermelon, Citrullus lanatus, and calabash gourd Cucumis lagenaria

Fruit and flowers of the watermelon, Citrullus lanatus, and calabash gourd Cucumis lagenaria
5856496 Fruit and flowers of the watermelon, Citrullus lanatus, and calabash gourd Cucumis lagenaria; (add.info.: Fruit and flowers of the watermelon, Citrullus lanatus)

Background imageMelon Collection: Scarlet fleshed rock melon, Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis

Scarlet fleshed rock melon, Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis
5854964 Scarlet fleshed rock melon, Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis; (add.info.: Yellow flowered, scarlet-fleshed rock melon or cantaloupe, Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis)

Background imageMelon Collection: French 19th century still life painting. Artist unknown). approx. 1870

French 19th century still life painting. Artist unknown). approx. 1870
5306212 French 19th century still life painting. Artist unknown). approx. 1870; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageMelon Collection: Letter M: puppet (Polichinelle), melon, metre, mill. Unbreakable abecedary on canvas c.1900 (print)

Letter M: puppet (Polichinelle), melon, metre, mill. Unbreakable abecedary on canvas c.1900 (print)
DUV4216290 Letter M: puppet (Polichinelle), melon, metre, mill. Unbreakable abecedary on canvas c.1900 (print); 27x23.5 cm; (add.info.: Letter M: puppet (Polichinelle), melon, metre, mill

Background imageMelon Collection: Wilds of Africa: Melon (engraving)

Wilds of Africa: Melon (engraving)
8652019 Wilds of Africa: Melon (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Melon. Illustration for In the Wilds of Africa)

Background imageMelon Collection: Citrus and flowers

Citrus and flowers
Gigi Rosado

Background imageMelon Collection: Melon, Peaches and Carnation, 19th century (Watercolour)

Melon, Peaches and Carnation, 19th century (Watercolour)
7261269 Melon, Peaches and Carnation, 19th century (Watercolour); 30.5x19 cm; Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery, Kent, UK; (add.info.: Melon)

Background imageMelon Collection: Green flesh or Candia melon, Cucumis melo. Handcoloured stipple engraving of an illustration by

Green flesh or Candia melon, Cucumis melo. Handcoloured stipple engraving of an illustration by George Brookshaw
FLO4595223 Green flesh or Candia melon, Cucumis melo. Handcoloured stipple engraving of an illustration by George Brookshaw from his own " Pomona Britannica, " London, Longman, Hurst, etc

Background imageMelon Collection: Letter C: Little Paul broke his hoop evil spear; but he has the pieces that make just two C

Letter C: Little Paul broke his hoop evil spear; but he has the pieces that make just two C, 1861 (engraving)
DUV4214989 Letter C: Little Paul broke his hoop evil spear; but he has the pieces that make just two C, 1861 (engraving), 1861 (engraving); (add.info.: "ABC Trim)

Background imageMelon Collection: Woman loading wheat, melons and vegetables onto a Roman two-wheeled farm cart Plaustrum drawn by

Woman loading wheat, melons and vegetables onto a Roman two-wheeled farm cart Plaustrum drawn by oxen
FLO4703552 Woman loading wheat, melons and vegetables onto a Roman two-wheeled farm cart Plaustrum drawn by oxen. Handcolored copperplate engraving from Robert von Spalart's " Historical

Background imageMelon Collection: Still Life with Cantaloupe, c.1880 (oil on canvas)

Still Life with Cantaloupe, c.1880 (oil on canvas)
XOS5878002 Still Life with Cantaloupe, c.1880 (oil on canvas) by Brown, William Mason (1828-98); 35.5x46 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: Painting William Mason Brown)

Background imageMelon Collection: Makuwauri or makuwa musk melon, Cucumis melo var. makuwa. Handcoloured woodblock print by Kono

Makuwauri or makuwa musk melon, Cucumis melo var. makuwa. Handcoloured woodblock print by Kono Bairei from Senshu no
FLO4654068 Makuwauri or makuwa musk melon, Cucumis melo var. makuwa. Handcoloured woodblock print by Kono Bairei from Senshu no Hana (One Thousand Varieties of Flowers), Bunkyudo, Kyoto

Background imageMelon Collection: Amicua melon, Cucumis melo, showing segment of fruit, rind, leaf, flower, tendril

Amicua melon, Cucumis melo, showing segment of fruit, rind, leaf, flower, tendril
FLO4595208 Amicua melon, Cucumis melo, showing segment of fruit, rind, leaf, flower, tendril. Handcoloured stipple engraving of an illustration by George Brookshaw from his own " Pomona

Background imageMelon Collection: Melon

Melon
Studio Dolci

Background imageMelon Collection: С ягодами и фруктами

С ягодами и фруктами
Tatyana Skorokhod

Background imageMelon Collection: С арбузом

С арбузом
Tatyana Skorokhod



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"Exploring the Vibrant World of Melons: A Visual Journey through Art, Culture, and History" Step into a world where melons take center stage as we embark on a captivating journey filled with art, culture, and history. From the masterpieces of Diego Velazquez to botanical illustrations from the 17th century, melons have left an indelible mark on various facets of human expression. In Diego Velazquez's "Old Woman Cooking Eggs, " painted in 1618, observe how a humble melon sits alongside other ingredients like quince, cabbage, and cucumber. The artist's attention to detail highlights the significance of this juicy fruit in daily life during that era. Zooming in closer to another masterpiece titled "Watermelon Slices close-up, " witness the vibrant colors and succulent textures that make watermelons so irresistible. This artwork captures not only their visual appeal but also evokes memories of summer days spent indulging in their refreshing sweetness. Delve deeper into cultural representations as we encounter a colored photograph depicting a black man enjoying a large watermelon. While controversial due to its historical context, it reminds us of how food can be intertwined with social dynamics throughout time. Moving away from paintings but still within the realm of artistry is Michele Pace del Campidoglio's "Still Life. " Here we find melons nestled among an assortment of fruits—each meticulously arranged to create an aesthetically pleasing composition that celebrates nature's bounty. Melon enthusiasts will delight in exploring Naples' bustling Melon Market—a hub for all things melon-related. Immerse yourself in its lively atmosphere as you discover different varieties and witness locals passionately discussing these delectable fruits. Travel back centuries with illuminated manuscripts showcasing medieval practices surrounding melon cultivation. In Tacuinum sanitatis' manuscript illumination from late 14th-century Northern Italy, witness farmers picking ripe melons—an invaluable glimpse into agricultural traditions of the past. Even in unexpected places, melons make an appearance.