Brins Peach, Fig, and Laurel Leaf Spread from The Met Museum


The Met has partnered with Brins, a Brooklyn-based maker of high-quality, artisanal jams, to offer this limited-edition spread featuring toothsome notes of peach and laurel leaf with deep fig undertones. This tempting confiture is inspired by the Biblical story of Adam and Eve, a favored subject among artists throughout history. The jar showcases a detail from Adam; Eve, a compelling diptych by Giuliano di Piero di Simone Bugiardini (Italian, 1475-1554) in The Met collection. The paintings were probably created for display within the wall paneling of a Florentine bedroom around 1520; the artist painted several comparable oblong nudes for similar settings, although his figures typically reference classical history or myth. Bugiardini was a contemporary of the great Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475-1564), and belonged to a group of talented painters who studied with the accomplished Florentine painter Domenico Ghirlandaio (Domenico Bigordi) (Italian, 1448/49-1494).

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