Two of Our Favorite Things: Art and Cake

[caption id="attachment_4461" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Piece of Cake, 2008 (Credit: PDX/dessertgirl)[/caption]

While perusing one of my favorite websites for dinner (really, dessert) ideas, bonappetit.com, I came across this amazing article about a well-known Memphis artist and Brooks favorite, Greely Myatt. Now, admittedly I found this article because I really wanted to make cake for dinner, but alas was distracted by the mere visual of the delectable dessert.

[caption id="attachment_4459" align="aligncenter" width="291"] Piece of Cake, 2008 (Credit: PDX/dessertgirl)
Greely Myatt[/caption]

I am reminded of Wayne Thiebaud and his paintings of sugary things. My husband doesn't have an art background, and while we were watching Psych, I noticed two paintings by Thiebaud in the background of an apartment scene. (I love showing off!) This re-sparked my interest in Thiebaud's work, and it actually was tangible in his gift card set in the Museum Store.

[caption id="attachment_4460" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Three Machines, 1963, De Young Museum, San Francisco[/caption]

It is very interesting to notice themes in artwork, from Antiquities to present, food has always been a constant. From objects used to cook and cut to still life paintings which used food as symbols; art mimics life in the same ways today. Thanks to DessertGirl for posting, and ironically enough, I had cake for breakfast.

Posted by Karen Davis at 6:00 AM
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