Food and Feasting in Art

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Food and Feasting in Art

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Silvia Malaguzzi teaches art history of the Renaissance at the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. She writes for the magazine Art e Dossier.

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by Sylvia Malaguzzi


The book describes the significance of food and feasts as told in Scripture and in the lives of the saints; food and dining in Greek and Roman mythology and in later literature and history; and how artists through the ages have created allegories of gluttony and odes to the sense of taste, using, for example, artfully positioned fruits and vegetables in the golden age of the still-life genre in painting.


“Fascinating.”—Philadelphia Inquirer


“A gorgeous, sparkling paperback.”—Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance


“From the ancient to the modern, this guide is a delightful way to feed your mind and refresh your eye.”—The Bloomsbury Review

  • Paperback
  • 5 1/5" x 1" x 7 4/5"
  • 384 pages
  • J. Paul Getty Museum, 2008
  • ISBN-10: 0892369140
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892369140
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