In my project progress post, I stated that the next image that I was working on was about food and the end times. Therefore in this piece of research, I will discuss food in art to look at how I might represent this in my own work.
The key points I would like to explore for my own work are:
- How do other artists depict food/eating in their work?
- What can I learn from this and how will it help to inform my own work?
- Specifically, I would like to look at the composition. light and framing.
- I also want to explore the context of these works as my own will be eating in isolation in the time of Covid
Pieter Bruegel (the elder) was a member of four generations of Netherlandish artists, his work often depicted the common people and how they lived in new and bold ways which humanised his subjects. 'In order to get source material for his paintings, it's alleged that Northern Renaissance painter Pieter Bruegel disguised himself in peasant garb to sneak into events like the one above. (One of the earliest known wedding crashers, it seems.)' (First We Feast: 7th April 2015) Again he went against the tide of painters (particularly the Italian renaissance) to paint the ordinary man rather than people in high society. This particular painting of a wedding shows the simple food of soup and porridge being served with wine. Again this simple meal shows the camaraderie of the working class and togetherness through eating together.