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Contemporary Food Art

As people's palates have become more globalized, they've forgotten where their food has come from. For modern artists, the response to this was contemporary cuisine art. The purpose of this artwork is to highlight the individual cultures that developed the food so many people enjoy.

For interior decorators, this art form is a unique way to celebrate their culture within the home, as well as add some delicious flair to their decor style.

Contemporary cuisine art can hint at its culinary and cultural roots in several different ways. Usually this form of food art either incorporates traditional artistic styles of the region that the food was developed in or is so iconic of the culture that it merely needs to be depicted in order for the viewer to recognize it. However, for many artists combining these two methods is the most expedient way for them to develop their vision into a finished piece of art. For example, in the work 'Sushi' by Angela Ferrante, the artist uses a traditional Japanese dish and surrounds it with Oriental symbols, such as chopsticks, wasabi, and colors such as red or brown, as well as using typography that mimics Japanese script.
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Black Dog Brewing Co. Fine Art Print
Black Dog Brewing Co.
8" x 20"
 
Price: $20.99
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Cat Coffee no City Fine Art Print
Cat Coffee no City
11" x 14"
 
Price: $26.99
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The Great Chile Poster [fresh] Fine Art Print
The Great Chile Poster [fresh]
24" x 36"
 
Price: $49.99
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Fruit Slices Fine Art Print
Fruit Slices
 
40" x 19"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $83.99
Sale: $41.99
Sliced Grapefruit Fine Art Print
Sliced Grapefruit
 
16" x 16"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $44.99
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Sliced Orange Fine Art Print
Sliced Orange
 
16" x 16"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $44.99
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Sliced Lemon Fine Art Print
Sliced Lemon
 
16" x 16"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $44.99
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Golden Dog Coffee Co. Fine Art Print
Golden Dog Coffee Co.
12" x 12"
 
Price: $26.99
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Black Dog Coffee Co Fine Art Print
Black Dog Coffee Co
12" x 12"
 
Price: $26.99
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Tuscan Wine II Fine Art Print
Tuscan Wine II
18" x 18"
 
Price: $25.99
Sale: $12.99
Boston Terrier Brewing Co. Fine Art Print
Boston Terrier Brewing Co.
11" x 14"
 
Price: $26.99
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Boston Terrier Coffee Co Fine Art Print
Boston Terrier Coffee Co
8" x 20"
 
Price: $20.99
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Yellow Dog Brewing Co. Fine Art Print
Yellow Dog Brewing Co.
8" x 20"
 
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Tuscan Wine I Fine Art Print
Tuscan Wine I
18" x 18"
 
Price: $25.99
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Labrador Coffee Co. Fine Art Print
Labrador Coffee Co.
12" x 12"
 
Price: $38.99
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Oregano Fine Art Print
Oregano
8" x 8"
 
Price: $19.99
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Basil Fine Art Print
Basil
8" x 8"
 
Price: $19.99
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Yellow Dog Coffee Co. Fine Art Print
Yellow Dog Coffee Co.
12" x 12"
 
Price: $26.99
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Two Labrador Wine Dogs Fine Art Print
Two Labrador Wine Dogs
11" x 14"
 
Price: $18.99
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Rosemary Fine Art Print
Rosemary
8" x 8"
 
Price: $19.99
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La Pomme Fine Art Print
La Pomme
8" x 8"
 
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Sunlit Grapes Fine Art Print
Sunlit Grapes
12" x 12"
 
Price: $17.99
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Thyme Fine Art Print
Thyme
8" x 8"
 
Price: $19.99
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Abstract Fruits IV Fine Art Print
Abstract Fruits IV
13" x 19"
 
Price: $24.99
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L'Orange Fine Art Print
L'Orange
8" x 8"
 
Price: $18.99
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Italian Cafe Fine Art Print
Italian Cafe
10" x 10"
 
Price: $22.99
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Come For Coffee Fine Art Print
Come For Coffee
8" x 20"
 
Price: $20.99
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Sunlit Pears Fine Art Print
Sunlit Pears
12" x 12"
 
Price: $17.99
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Fettuccine Fine Art Print
Fettuccine
8" x 10"
 
Price: $17.99
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Ravioli Fine Art Print
Ravioli
8" x 10"
 
Price: $17.99
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Le Citron Fine Art Print
Le Citron
8" x 8"
 
Price: $18.99
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Sunlit Apples Fine Art Print
Sunlit Apples
12" x 12"
 
Price: $17.99
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Italian Espresso Fine Art Print
Italian Espresso
10" x 10"
 
Price: $17.99
Sale: $8.99
Red Hot Chili Peppers I Fine Art Print
Red Hot Chili Peppers I
12" x 10"
 
Price: $19.99
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Sunday Dinner Fine Art Print
Sunday Dinner
13" x 19"
 
Price: $24.99
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Abstract Fruits I Fine Art Print
Abstract Fruits I
13" x 19"
 
Price: $24.99
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However, some artists choose to use very subtle means when creating their contemporary cuisine art. This can be done by incorporating landscapes, national colors, or some other method to where the culture that the food was developed in is as intertwined with the work as the piece of cooking itself. In the painting, 'Terrace at Vitiano', it depicts a picnic lunch of wine, cheese, and grapes while the Italian countryside surrounds it. These objects look so natural in this environment that it suggests that this is a traditional and culturally accepted meal in Italy. Likewise, in the work, 'Chiles I' by Geoff Allan, the traditional flat style of modern Mexican artists is used to depict the jalapeno peppers in his work, and the color scheme, green, red, black, and sandy beige, hint at the uniquely festive culture that this vegetable was developed in.
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