THE LAST SUPPER, a mural by Leonardo da VINCI, painted in tempera on stone, around 1495/6 in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. It measures 15 feet by 29 feet.
Historical & biblical records indicate the menu may have included bread, wine, fish, olive oil, honey and dried apricots and figs.
STILL LIFE WITH HAM LOBSTER AND FRUIT, 75 x 105 cm painted in oil on canvas circa 1653 by Dutch artist Jan Davidsz de HEEM.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam.
Heem was the inventor of the “sumptuous” still life, this one with rutilant lobster, succulently translucent grapes, soft, meaty ham and the magnificent peeled orange’s juiciness, pithiness and dimpled peel.
SUMMER, oil on wooden panel 67 x 51cm, painted by Italian artist
Giuseppe ARCIMBOLDO in 1563. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
With her peachy cheek, cherry lips, peapod teeth, artichoke heart and the artist’s signature woven into her oaten collar along with the date, “Summer” is a beautiful and fun food painting.
ART, Food, ARCIMBOLDO, DA VINCI, DE HEEM