The next time we drool over our Instagram feeds of artfully presented savories and sweets, perhaps we won't feel so bad with our overindulgence, as capturing the perfect foodie shot is nothing new in the history of art. A previous blog post Still Lives of Instagram, showcased the parallels between Instagram and the rich history of Still lives: both which transform mundane everyday life into something magnificent through masterful technique or colorful photographic lenses.
The representation of food is integral within the whole genre of painting. Our appreciation for the art of food, whether reflected in our modern day craze for cronuts, is similarly inspired by works of art, where artists magnify the texture and color of their foodie subjects into seemingly tangible and tantalizing appetizers.
It only seems normal that artists were just as obsessive over food as we are today.
You can start drooling.