Remember when mom used to tell you not to play with food? Well, good thing some people didn't listen because there's some seriously fantastic food art on Instagram. We're talking re-creations of the "Girl With a Pearl Earring" painting and tropical palm trees that'll transport you to an island with the peel of a banana. Click on for incredible images that for once prove momma wrong.
Female designers Donatella Versace, Alberta Ferretti, Angela Missoni, Anna Molinari for Blumarine, Veronica Etro, Silvia Venturini for Fendi, Consuelo Castiglioni for Marni, and Rossella Jardini for Moschino dressed up Coca-Cola Light's trademark clear bottle for sale at an auction during Milan's "Tribute to Fashion" show.
We've included a gallery below with more photographs. Which one is your top pick?
See if you can match all the foods and flags to the right countries when you keep reading.
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I was checking out one of my favorite websites when I came across some gasp-worthy food art. Belgian contemporary artist Wim Delvoye has created a marble floor with salami. Upon first sight of the piece, I was simultaneously wowed by the Delvoye's creativity and . . . hungry.
I already consider food art, but this installation made me consider art as food. Alas, it turns out the patterns are actually made of C prints of the meat (not actual meat) so it couldn't be eaten anyway. What do you think of it? Would you want an inedible marble salami floor?
Last Thursday night, I attended one of my favorite parties of the year: Taste 2008. Taste is a fundraiser for Root Division — an organization here in San Francisco — that provides studio space for up-and-coming artists in exchange for their services as art teachers. Food and art expertly clash at this event that invited some of SF's top restaurants to create dishes. To take a look at the food art and the artful food, click the "Start" button.
This morning I asked you if you would eat a Marmite sandwich. Imagine my surprise when just a few hours later I discovered that London-based artist, Jeremy Fattorini, has created a giant sculpture made from it! His sculpture, which is a replica of Rodin's The Kiss, is 7-ft. tall and is made from 420 jars of the limited-edition "I Love You" Marmite. It was unveiled yesterday in London's Greenwich Park, just in time for Valentine's Day.
I was checking out some of my favorite websites when I came across these photographs by London based artist Carl Warner. His series called Foodscapes are wonderfully intriguing. Everything in the photos are made completely out of food. The hot air balloons are made with strawberries and garlic, the mountains are made with loaves of bread, trees of broccoli, and houses of cheese. Sounds like my kind of town! I included some of my favorites below, but be sure to check out the entire series. When you go to his website click on Fotographics and then the second briefcase.
British food artist Prudence Emma Staite has a new exhibit up at the Museum of London. This time the experimental artist has created sculptures of the Colosseum, Spanish Steps and Pope Benedict XVI using enough dough to make 500 pizzas. Her exhibit will be on display until November 13.
Each piece is handcrafted and baked by Staite, but personally, I want to see the oven she baked these in!
Be sure to check out the gallery below. My favorite is the one of the museum worker grating parmesan cheese on top of the Colosseum!
Berlin-based Russian artist Julia Kissina's early photographs bring a new meaning to the phrase Meathead. In her 1997 series, entitled Feen — which means fairies in German — she shows several young girls and ladies wearing raw meat as wigs. That's right, they're meat hair fairies. I've included several of my faves below, but be sure to check out the entire series. Also worth noting are her series of sculpted ground meat and faces surrounded by meat.
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