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Chapter6 food&shelter in ART

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How do food and shelter play into the art world?

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Chapter6 food&shelter in ART

  1. 1. Chapter 6 Food and Shelter Art is used to store, serve and enjoy food. Structures are built to provide shelter and to enhance and enrich lives.
  2. 2. Survival FOODFOOD Securing the Food SupplySecuring the Food Supply In Prehistoric cultures, hunters, gatherers, and early farmers linked art and ritual to accomplish tasks like bringing rain. This is “sympathetic magic”. Food, art, and ritual. phenomenon that links food, art and ritual.
  3. 3. Storing and serving food Storing andStoring and Serving FoodServing Food Water is essential and over time people have developed inventive systems for storing liquids
  4. 4. Food as Culture Artist: Vik Muniz Contemporary Brazilian artist Peanut Butter and Jelly Mona Lisa
  5. 5. Vik Muniz • Muniz questions the nature and traditions of visual representation by ingeniously using unlikely materials to "draw" the subjects of his conventional gelatin-silver prints. He begins by making a Polaroid photograph. Using the Polaroid as a reference, he draws its subject in chocolate syrup, dirt, or sugar, and photographs the result. • Portrait of Che Guevara, beans
  6. 6. Vik Muniz recreates Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper mural with chocolate Syrup.
  7. 7. Vik Muniz Portrait of Jackson Pollock, Famous drip painter, recreated After a famous photo of the Artist Muniz uses chocolate syrup
  8. 8. His "Sugar Children" series consists of photographs of drawings he made in sugar of children whose parents and grandparents have worked on the sugar plantation on the island of Saint Kitts. Our habitual responses are short-circuited by these unusual portraits. Valentine, The Fastest. From "The Sugar Children Series." 1996. Vik Muniz Gelatin-silver print. 20 x 16". Courtesy Wooster Gardens, New York.
  9. 9. Gnaw, 1992 600 lbs. of chocolate and 600 lbs of lard gnawed by the artist 45 heart-shaped packages for chocolate made from chewed chocolate removed from the chocolate cube and 400 lipsticks made with pigment, beeswax and chewed lard removed from the lard cube Janine Antoni transformed the act of eating into an artistic process.
  10. 10. Gnaw, 1992 600 lbs. of chocolate and 600 lbs of lard gnawed by the artist 45 heart-shaped packages for chocolate made from chewed chocolate removed from the chocolate cube and 400 lipsticks made with pigment, beeswax and chewed lard removed from the lard cube
  11. 11. Lick & Lather, 1993 Two busts: one chocolate and one soap 24 X 16 X 13 inches (60.96 X 40.64 X 33.02 cm)
  12. 12. Janine Antoni, Umbilical, 2000 Sterling silver cast of family silverware and negative impression of artist's mouth and mother's hand 3 X 8 X 3 inches (7.62 X 20.32 X 7.62 cm)
  13. 13. Glorifying Food Art That GlorifiesArt That Glorifies FoodFood In addition to sustaining us, food is beautiful. Food’s shapes and textures are the subject of many sculptures and still life paintings, which reflect cultural or religious values.
  14. 14. Wayne Thiebaud Wayne Thiebaud’s painting, Pie Counter deals with food as visual display and as popular icon, rather than as nutrition for the body.
  15. 15. 6.15, Wayne Thiebaud. Pie Counter, 1963. Oil on canvas, 30" X 36". Photo . 2004 The Whitney Museum of American Art. . Wayne Thiebaud/Licensed by VAGA, New York
  16. 16. Shelter Shelters were done in different styles, due to: →the need for protection →historical necessity →the availability of materials →aesthetic choice →the need to follow precedent →the desire to imitate a foreign style →symbolic importance →its owner’s beliefs or aspirations
  17. 17. Shelter as Memory KOREAN-BORN artist Do Ho Suh Many of Suh's most famed sculptures had reimagined his homes—in translucent fabric or resin, or as a painstakingly detailed, oversize dollhouse— from his childhood in Seoul and his young adulthood in the United States.
  18. 18. Do Ho Suh explores the varying meanings of space, from the smallest territory we occupy—our clothing—to our homes and homelands. Issues of memory, history, displacement, identity and the body all come into play.

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