Food in Art

Food has been widely represented in art to deliver ideas, aspirations and emotions through creative work across history and around the world. We can view art as the embodiment of cultural, social, and political values from ancient civilizations to the present. By studying food in art and food as art we can observe values of the time and changes in culinary styles – in cooking, eating and tasting.

This course will elevate your gastronomic experience of art and your artistic experience of gastronomy. 
The main focus of this modules will be: 1 week’s course

  • Introduction to Food in Art
  • Prehistory, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome
  • The Middle Ages
  • The Renaissance and Baroque Periods
  • The 19th and 20th Centuries
  • Food in Modern Sculptures, Installations, Performances & Fashion
  • Food in Literature 
  • Food in Photography
  • Food in Film
  • Food in Art and Hospitality