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Food and Feasting in Art (Guide to Imagery)

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The book describes the significance of food and feasts as told in Scripture and in the lives of the saints; food and dining in Greek and Roman mythology and in later literature and history; and how artists through the ages have created allegories of gluttony and odes to the sense of taste, using, for example, artfully positioned fruits and vegetables in the golden age of the still-life genre in painting.

Also discussed is the role of table settings in relation to such ceremonies as formal dinners and royal banquets. Lastly, a close-up look at the symbolic meanings of individual foods and drinks--from the artichoke, also known as "domestic thistle," to Champagne, from chili peppers to absinthe--reveals a figurative language well known to artists of the time but perhaps forgotten by contemporary diners.

Synopsis:

Malaguzzi's work describes the significance of food and feasts through the ages and discusses how artists have created allegories of gluttony and odes to the sense of taste, using, for example, artfully positioned fruits and vegetables in the still-life genre in painting.

About the Author

Silvia Malaguzzi teaches art history of the Renaissance at the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. She writes for the magazine Art e Dossier.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892369140
Author:
Malaguzzi, Sylvia
Publisher:
J. Paul Getty Trust Publications
Translator:
Phillips, Brian
Author:
Malaguzzi, Silvia
Author:
null, Sylvia
Subject:
Italian
Subject:
Food in art
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Food in art - Italian
Subject:
Dinners and dining in art - Italian
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Subject:
Art & Architecture | History
Subject:
Art - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Guide to Imagery
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
400 color illustrations
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.25 in

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