Monthly archive May, 2011
Jon Feinstein - Pork & Chipotle Sliders

Jon Feinstein – Pork & Chipotle Sliders

Jon Feinstein’s 2008 series titled Fast Food features an assortment of sandwiches and sides purchased from chain restaurants. Stripping each foodstuff from a contextualizing background, the food floats against a stark black void — each detail meticulously recorded via the flatbed scanner. For Feinstein, the use of the scanner in place of a camera is...
Henri Matisse vs. Pablo Picasso - Sweet & Sour Chicken

Henri Matisse vs. Pablo Picasso – Sweet & Sour Chicken

Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse were two of the most influential Modernist artists working in the first half of the twentieth century. The two artists met in 1905 at one of the gatherings of Gertrude Stein who was a patron of Picasso’s. Their work was – and still is – often compared and upon meeting,...
Colour Blue - Pablo Picasso - Broccoli + Blue Cheese Soup

Colour Blue – Pablo Picasso – Broccoli + Blue Cheese Soup

The colour blue – reserved for the robes of the holiest of mothers – was one of the rarest and most expensive pigments in use during the Renaissance. For the depiction of Virgin Mary, only ultramarine was used due to its price and elusiveness as it is was found only in Asia and is presently...