Art and gastronomy meet in Florence. The Uffizi Galleries discovers food in a series of video clips, released every Sunday on the Facebook page of the Museum, in which a well-known character from the food and wine world who is called to interpret a painting from the point of view of the visual arts
Fruits, vegetables, meats, fish come out of their pictorial form and become ingredients of a dish with an artistic aftertaste. Obviously, the genre that best suits the initiative is that of still life.
As you walk through museums, you notice that there is always food on display. There are paintings of food, sculptures of food and even photographs that are made to look like they were taken with a camera.
The role of food in art has changed over time. It used to be a symbol for wealth and status but now it is seen as something that is necessary for the well-being of our society. With the rise in fast-food restaurants and supermarkets, it has become commonplace for people to see as these images as something they see every day.
Still life paintings with food are not as common as they once were. However, they are still a popular genre in art history. The subject of these paintings is a composition of various assortment of vegetables, fruits, and other food items that are still life.
One famous artist who had an affinity for still life paintings was Pieter Claesz. In his painting “A Still Life with Turnips” he depicts a variety of turnips and some fruit on the table.
This painting is valuable not just because it is well executed but because it depicts naturalistic colors and textures which was rare at the time this was painted.
Waterlilies by Monet at the Musee de L’Orangerie, Paris. War Memorial to World War One
New documentary on Raphael, watch the trailer
Raffaello. The young prodigy is the title of the new docu-film produced by Sky and distributed by Nexo Digital. Directed by Massimo Ferrari and with the narrating voice of Valeria Golino , the documentary aims to tell Raphael starting from his female portraits in all their different roles.
“To guide us in the discovery of the artist, as well as Vincenzo Farinella, full professor of History of Modern Art at the University of Pisa and historical-scientific consultant of the project , there will be the interventions of Lorenza Mochi Onori, art historian and expert of Raphael, Giuliano Pisani, classical philologist and historian of Italian art , Tom Henry, director of the University of Kent in Rome, Amélie Ferrigno, art historian and associate researcher at the Center d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance (CESR Tours), Ippolita di Majo, screenwriter and historian of art and Gloria Fossi, historian of medieval and modern art.” And we can’t ignore the amazing animation by Giordano Poloni.
The movie is part of series The Great Art at the Movie Theatre and you can watch the trailer here.
Large retrospective exhibition of Georgia O’Keeffe in Madrid
The exhibition, currently underway at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, traces the long career of the American painter, through 90 works that reflect O’Keeffe’s research and style, an elegant and mysterious combination of figuration and abstraction.
Georgia O’Keeffe is widely regarded as one of the most important American artists of the 20th century and one of the greatest artists in history. She is famous for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and close-up shots of animals.
O’Keeffe was born in 1887 in a remote part of Wisconsin and then moved to Texas as a child. After graduating from high school, she took art classes at Art Students League in New York City. In 1912 O’Keeffe moved to New York City and began studying with famed artist William Merrit Chase. She became an active participant in the “American modernism” movement that originated in Europe earlier that century.
Ninety works have been selected for the exhibition, the first ever in Spain at the Thyssen–Bornemisza National Museum. After Madrid will also touch th the exhibition will go to Paris and Basel.
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