Monday, March 23, 2009

Giuseppe Arcimboldo - Italian Foodie Art, Old School!

Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian painter best known for creating portrait heads made entirely of such objects as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books — that is, he painted representations of these objects on the canvas arranged in such a way that the whole collection of objects formed a recognisable likeness of the portrait subject.

The Milanese and the Hapsburgs couldn't get enough of him during his 16th century lifetime but, after his death, Giuseppe Arcimboldo's works languished unnoticed in some moldering closet of art history for over 300 years. Until, that is, the Surrealists came along, drew inspiration from his anthropomorphic paintings and touted the artist's name once again.
Vertumnus (Portrait of Rudolf ll) is one of the latest, and perhaps the very best surviving example of the artist’s ‘composed heads’. He painted it in 1591, during his final visit to his native Milan.


Monday, March 16, 2009

Till Nowak, Mo'Food Art

Inspired by the biomechanical creations of the artist H.R. Giger ( of Alien fame) and Italian painter, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, this digital 3d piece is mouth wateringly scary. Till Nowak is a 28 year old digital artist, designer and filmmaker from Germany. He used 12 different types of vegetables to create "Salad". Examples of Giger's work ( an ELO album cover ) and Arcimboldo shown below...

Monday, March 9, 2009

"Eat It!" Exhibit All Things Food & Art...

A Group Art Exhibit Based On Any & All Things Food!

Just in time for Spring festivities, Pagan celebrations and Easter, a show of more than 75 works of art having to do with aspects of food, wine, cooking and eating. Oils, photography, sculpture, watercolors, mixed-media, prints, assemblage and acrylics are all represented. As well as edible art by Sweetface Bakery.
In addition, there will be a special food-carving demonstration at the Closing Reception by the Art Chef extraordinare, Jimmy Zhang.

Artists Exhibiting:
Patricia Anders, Marie Barr, Diana Blackwell, Yvette Buigues, Andy B. Clarkson, Gary Comoglio, Robert Connett, Paul Coren, Cheryl Cruz, Celso Dalisay, Alicia DeBrincat, Cherry Elliott, Sylvia Falcon, Jamie Fales, Rudy Fig, Kristin Fialko, Brooke Fletcher, J.C. Garrett, Charles Granich, Edmund Grant, Pouke Halpern, Audrey Hodtwalker, Aaron Johnson, Aunia Kahn, Kerry Kate, Charles Lucke, Daniel Malone, Polly Mania, Ginger Markley, Jason Mecier, Marco Mejia, Chuck Mitchell, Laurel Nathansan, Mary Patterson, Barbara Pollak, Barbara Rockhold, Kurtis Rykovich, Maya Samuels, John Seabury, Lisa Simonson, Marie Soderlund, Sam Vaughan, Michelle Waters, Jean Witzke

Exhibit dates: March 13th thru April 26th
The Artist's Opening Reception: Friday March 13th from 7 to 9:30 pm.
Closing Reception and Food-Carving Demonstration: April 26th, from 3 -5 PM

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Food Meets Fashion- Bento!

Making the transition again linking food & fashion... some fun Japanese bento lunches. These were culled from many sites so it was hard to credit the makers. However, one site stood out as having many fun images.