September 27 FOOD AS ART %26 SCIENCE outline.doc

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Lecture Notes ANTH 209/SOC 269 September 27, 2011 FOOD: SCIENCE OR ART? I. Review of Previous Lecture II. Art vs. Science: A False Dichotomy III. Food in Western Painting 1. The fetish of food in painting – meaning and valued more beyond its physical or material qualities 2. Between the Symbolic and the Decorative: hard to differentiate between them – between the representation and aesthetic functions. 3. Still Life not just about the materiality of food but also how they evoke worldviews and perceptions of the social environment. Tensions between the natural and the social Can the materiality of food be the springboard a discussion of the cultural, political, economic and historical dimensions of human lives? 4. History – the shift from the religious focus in the medieval era, starting with the increasing secularization of renaissance era up to the present lead to a change in the role of food in painting – from being part of the decorative detail to becoming the pivot of the painting’s story. More
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