Stop sneering at those food lovers Snapchats taking their meals: the artists porn plate of food over the past 500 years.
After analyzing 750 pieces of European and American art from 1500 to 2000 AD, a new study from Cornell University Food and lab brands and found that the most commonly painted meals were decadent, such as shellfish and pasta dishes. These foods did not represent a typical follow the diet, making it equivalent to oil painting of Instagrams cut in Dominique Ansel Bakery and if Coco.
“People who love to take snapshots of their food, and posting on social media are often used as evidence of the extent of out of control of our world,” Brian Wansink, lead author of the study and director of the Food and lab brands, says the publication. “But this is nothing new. The artists painted meals glorified on the basis of desire rather than fact.”
Take, for example, a painting of Dutch artist Pieter Claesz in “Tafel MIT Hammer” ( “plate with lobster”) from 1641, which depicts the platters of lobster, oysters and lemon.
The oysters were “not part of the typical diet in the Netherlands,” says Wansink. “And where is the nearest lemon tree in Amsterdam? Plates like this mainly to emphasize the power sailing in the country. This was an ambitious foods and a status symbol.”
So stop worrying about each of those images for brunch refers to the end of civilization – and one day they might be hanging in a museum.