From fine art to haute cuisine: how the art of eating has changed

An exhibition in Barcelona looks at the use of food in art - as subject and even artistic medium
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Subodh Gupta, Untitled (2010)

1 / 10 Subodh Gupta, Untitled (2010)

Arman, Eine Löffel für Papa, ein Löffel für Mama (1962)

2 / 10 Arman, Eine Löffel für Papa, ein Löffel für Mama (1962)

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Johann Georg Hinz, Stilleben mit Bierglas und Brötchen (1665)

4 / 10 Johann Georg Hinz, Stilleben mit Bierglas und Brötchen (1665)

Luís Meléndez, Bodegón con granadas, manzanas, acerolas y uvas en paisaje (1771)

5 / 10 Luís Meléndez, Bodegón con granadas, manzanas, acerolas y uvas en paisaje (1771)

Ori Gersht, Pomegranate (2006)

6 / 10 Ori Gersht, Pomegranate (2006)

Daniel Spoerri, Tableau-Piège (1972)

7 / 10 Daniel Spoerri, Tableau-Piège (1972)

Hans Gissinger, Water textures (2004)

8 / 10 Hans Gissinger, Water textures (2004)

Jana Sterbak, Chair Apollinaire (1996)

9 / 10 Jana Sterbak, Chair Apollinaire (1996)

Mona Hatoum, Grate Divine (2002)

10 / 10 Mona Hatoum, Grate Divine (2002)


The Art of Eating: from ‘still life’ to Ferran Adrià is an exhibition currently on show at Barcelona’s La Pedrera, which explores the intricate and close relationship between art and food and its evolution over the centuries (until 26 June).

Featuring over 130 food-themed works by renowned painters, sculptors, photographers and conceptual artists such as Paul de Vos, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, Sarah Lucas, Richard Hamilton,Mona HatoumTacita DeanGordon Matta-Clark and Martin Parr, the exhibition has been curated by art-book editor and curator, Cristina Giménez, and surveys the theme of food as a subject or even, as an artistic medium.


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