We all like to play with our food, but Norwegian artist Ida Skivenes does it really well.
Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring
Ida Skivenes likes to play with her food. And lucky for us, because the Oslo, Norway-based artist crafts the most stunning homages to modern art through a few simple ingredients and a lot of detail. For her "Art Toast Project," she's been remaking some of the world's most famous works of art in a unique medium: jam, cheese, peanut butter, and other food stuffs using toast as her canvas.
In this ongoing project, with new work posted on her Instagram account regularly, she attempts to make art more accessible to the public, and perhaps play on the concept of "food porn" that so many Instagrammers flood their feeds with. The artist explains, "What inspired me initially was the literal meaning of 'food art,' in that one creates artworks with food. So I combined that with my personal interest in modern art and set out to see if it was possible to recreate famous painters masterpieces without dishonoring them completely. It's a way of sharing my love of both food and art together."
She has already cooked up masterpieces by Picasso, Dalí, and Edward Munch, with more on the way. "I have some artists that I want to feature but the challenge is to figure out which painting to remake, it has to be something that is both iconic and actually possible to make with the ingredients I have available. Klimt is certainly on the list, so is Hopper and Da Vinci (a Mona Lisa has to be made at some point)."
Claude Monet, Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies
Edvard Munch, Girls on the Jetty
Edvard Munch, The Scream
Frida Kahlo, Self Portrait Dedicated to Dr Eloesser
Jackson Pollock, Convergence
René Magritte, The Son of Man
Vincent Van Gogh, Sunflowers
Andrew Wyeth, Christina's World
Pablo Picasso, Marie-Thérèse Leaning on One Elbow
Salvador Dalí, The Persistence of Memory
Images via Ida Skivenes