Gourmet Art

Clockwise from left: Willem Claesz. Heda, Still Life with gilded cup, oil on wood, 1635, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Scene from the Bayeux Tapestry, c 1077; Salvador Dali, Lobster Telephone (detail), plastic, painted plaster and mixed media object, 19x31x16cm, 1938, Edward James Foundation; pomegranates, symbol of fertility, abundance, righteousness and good luck.


A light hearted romp through the food and drink depicted in art over the ages, exploring the associated symbolism and offering glimpses of the contemporary society and the artists who created the works.  From Neanderthal man painting his prey on cave walls, to barbecues in the Bayeux tapestry, still life Flemish paintings indicating wealth and trading abilities, to Hogarth’s gin alley, Dali’s lobsters and contemporary works – food and drink is omnipresent.

Seasonal variations and tastings are likely to make this an unmissable event.

Available as a digital lecture only.LECTURES

© Libby Horner 2016