Food in Painting

    Food in Painting

    From the Renaissance to the Present

    Kenneth Bendiner

    Reaktion 2004

    Hardback 238pp Illustrated 248x188mm

    9781861892133   Product Code: 18375

    Artists throughout history have been fascinated by food, and this sumptuous visual feast features nearly 150 paintings by artists including Velazquez, Rembrandt, Manet, Van Gogh, Kahlo, Hopper and Warhol. Exploring themes such as markets, feasts, religion, medicine, trades and the preparation of food, Bendiner highlights the influence of Dutch food painting, which dominated the genre for more than 200 years, and the backlash in the 1960s when Pop Art mocked the over- commercialized nature of the food industry.

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