Dining With culture

An exploration of how different cultures and ages have viewed dining through works of Art and Craft. I felt like this was a nice way to highlight different pieces of art while giving a context that we could all relate to through an everyday function that we all partake in.

Dish depicting "Mankind feasting before the Flood", Possibly made by the Patanazzi workshop, scene based on engraving by Jan Sadelaer I (Netherlandish, 1550-1600) after Dirck Barendsz (Dutch, 1534-1592), late 1500s, From the collection of: Royal Ontario Museum
Not strictly Art, not strictly craft, this plate reflects a sort of interesting scene as they feast before the flood, it seems to say they were more alert and aware of creature comforts then spiritual
Feasting Scene, Jalisco, 300 BC-AD 300 (Protoclassic), From the collection of: The Walters Art Museum
Early Mexican, it is a work of art in a culture that would not yet have begun recognizing artists. I picked it because it is simple and yet complex as it demonstrates the culture of the day.
Wedding Supper, Martin van Meytens, 1763, From the collection of: Schönbrunn Palace
Lavish and extravagant, highlighting the nature of the Austrian Imperial Court. This painting invokes a certain feeling of the majesty, of the awe, of the sheer grandeur of the Hapsburgs. Art
Christmas Dinner for the Men on the Trail, Charles M. Russell, 1905, From the collection of: Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Indicative of the age, it is a work of art that depicts a different side to American life. We're used to eating what we want, when we want, the idea of having to hunt dinner is a bit foreign to us.
The rustic dinner, Samuel PALMER, c.1853, From the collection of: Art Gallery of South Australia
A work of art, it is a simple diner, yet the colours, the dimensions, it adds a complexity to it that weaves nature into the everyday functions of human activities, showing how they coexist together
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