The Arts of the Table
- RECORDED sessions online – 60 minutes each (full details on acceptance of booking)
- Nicole Mezey
Full course (4 lectures) £120.00
Single lecture £35.00
At the heart of the home, rich or poor, is a fascination with food, and this shared experience is the perfect opportunity to flaunt wealth and status through elaborate artefacts, and to illustrate shifting fashions and styles of eating. Through the centuries, food and its rituals provided a means for artists to celebrate and understand their world. For the medieval and Christian world, bread and wine are the emblems of faith, in the 17th century, still‐life painting captures the prosperity of the age and in the 19th century the informality of cafes and bars illustrates the arrival of a new social and urban order.