Perfect for the kitchen or dining room - our vast and vibrant range of food and drink photography and illustrations add colour and interest to your space. Food prints have been a long-running subject of artists repertoires stretching back from the very beginnings of Roman art history to the modern-day contemporary bolstered more recently by social media. It’s no surprise that meat, vegetables and various other forms of food have become motifs in food paintings due to our intimate relationship with it regarding survival on a day-to-day basis. From religious symbolism to the contemporary secular perspective, food artwork encompasses a rich variety of styles and representations throughout the journey of art that allows it a certain unique affinity with all art lovers.
Eating out is a wonderful experience as it can open you up to a range of new culinary experiences. In fact, people travel across the world to experience new and foreign dining traditions, like experiencing a smørrebrød in Denmark or pintxos in Spain’s Basque region. The list of experiences is endless. As is experiencing more common foods. Take pizza as an example. While pizza can be found in just about every city around the world, the experience will vary from country to country. For example, you won’t get the same experience from eating a suburban Melbourne pizza compared to Naples, where the dish originated. Our collection of food art contains canvas art of picturesque Roman cafes and Greek island restaurants.
Having fresh food around the home can liven up any interior. Lush and vibrant red, green, and yellow fruits and vegetables is a basket of health. Whether that’s fresh items from the grocery store sitting on the kitchen counter or perhaps a framed high-quality photograph hanging on the wall, fresh food is beneficial to us. For illustrations, there is a number of perfectly drawn fruits and vegetables that are just as enticing as any photograph.
In the late nineteenth century, poster art was garnering attention from the public thanks to the level of artistry going into the work. Poster art by Alphonse Mucha, Leonetto Cappiello, and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec were of an exceptional kind. They advertised rowdy bars, theatre shows, but also food and drink. The ‘father of modern advertising’, Cappiello created beautiful posters for alcoholic beverages such as beer and Cognac, and biscuits. The Art Nouveau artist Mucha created posters to advertise chocolate, Nestle products, among other edible and non-edible items. These posters remain a favourite in the modern world thanks to their unique look and artistry that singles them out as some of the best and most beautiful pieces of advertising around.
As the saying goes, “food is art and art is food.” Food has been used in art for a long time and continues to be the perfect subject for many artists. The bright and rich colours of fresh food, like apples, watermelons, loaves of bread, freshly caught fish, and more, make a great study to paint and draw. Take the work of Cezanne, the French Post-Impressionist artist who rejected realistic representation in favour of creating multiple perspectives. His work would act as a forerunner to Cubism. Cezanne favoured painting food, which can be seen in artworks like Apples (1878), Still Life with Apples (1893), The Basket of Apples (1893), and more.
Andy Warhol’s most famous work of Pop Art is his Campbell’s Soup Cans (1962) while Vermeer’s may just be The Milkmaid. The designer William Morris created countless prints featuring food. These can provide the kitchen with an added element of freshness.