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"Surrealism, Cubism, Modernism and Food"

  • Los Angeles Public Library, Palisades Branch 861 Alma Real Drive Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272 United States (map)

Surrealist Salvador Dalí illustrated a cookbook with outrageous and beautiful food presentation ideas, and Cubist Pablo Picasso liked to cook for his friends. Futurist F.T. Marinetti was so obsessed with food that he wrote both a full manifesto and cookbook, melding his philosophies of the future of dining. In this engaging lecture, Carolyn Tillie, author of A Feast for the Eyes: Edible Art from Apple to Zucchini will delve into the importance of food, not only as inspiration for the artwork of the Surrealists, Cubists, and Modernist art movements, but how food became part of the medium in which they worked and expressed themselves.

Earlier Event: June 25
"Arm Candy" at ACCI Gallery
Later Event: August 29
Book signing at Omnivore Books