Monday, April 1, 2013

Art Made From Food

Happy April!

I like to celebrate April Fools Day on my blogs by writing about hoaxes, or phenomena that look like hoaxes.

With that in mind, I took a stroll through the Internet last night, and found... 20 Examples Of Food Imitating Art on Buzzfeed.com. These are renditions of famous works of art in various food stuffs, ranging from Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring rendered entirely in jellybeans, Van Gogh's Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat done in leeks, Michelangelo's Creation of Adam scrimshawed onto a banana, gummy versions of the Venus de Milo, and much, much more. The works range in complexity from what have to have been fifteen-minute specials by people with talent (e.g., Munch's The Scream done in melted ice cream on a plate) to kitsch (e.g., Trumbull's Declaration of Independence done at three-quarters lifesize, carved from a single huge block of cheese) to insanely detailed mosaics (e.g., Warhol's Gold Marilyn Monroe picked out in thousands of Nestlé's Smarties).

Each of these food-imitations show impressive talent, if not first-rank artistic genius.  Enjoy them, and enjoy the rest of spring.

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