New Series: Eat like an Artist / Art Cooking Series! (Actually: Art Cooking)
Updated: Aug 26
This is inspired by the Art Assignment YouTube channel. Great YouTube channel! It's fun, well made and I learn a lot too! I was primarily inspired by her "Eat Like An Artist" series -- where they research artists and how food figures into their lives and work -- and make some food inspired by their lives/art or directly from their art. But I have also been watching her "Art Cooking" series -- where they cook food inspired by different artistic movements.
So I think I should also call this series -- Art Cooking -- because it's more broad and I can do more things. :)
I've watched videos on Andy Warhol, Frank O'Hara, Monet, and the Futurist movement (which is actually a historic movement from the 1930s), a video on a restaurant started by artists in SoHo in the 1960s, Dadaism, lots of things!
The first two artists I'm going to feature in a series of Art Cooking posts are Andy Warhol and Frank O'Hara. Their diets or the foods they referenced in their art were so quintessentially American. Right now, with #quarantinelife and whatever is going with the food supply, it's harder for me to make a 5-course meal from the 19th century for Monet. Haha. :)
Andy Warhol & Frank O'Hara
You've probably heard of Andy Warhol, but maybe not Frank O'Hara. In a way, both of their works are similar: mixing high-brow with low-brow and featuring everyday things. Andy Warhol with paintings, prints or other types of artistic installations and Frank O'Hara with poetry. Their work was accessible and so is the food that is inspired by it. :)
I'm also going to make a Gallery post for all of the Art Cooking posts, which has all the links to individual posts for easy reference.
Some info below about them and more info to follow on the posts! Give it a try! We are good at this!
Andy Warhol was one of the most prolific and popular artists of his time, using both avant-garde and highly commercial sensibilities.
Who Was Andy Warhol?
Andy Warhol was a successful magazine and ad illustrator who became a leading artist of the 1960s Pop art movements. He ventured into a wide variety of art forms, including performance art, filmmaking, video installations and writing, and controversially blurred the lines between fine art and mainstream aesthetics. Warhol died on February 22, 1987, in New York City.
Frank O'Hara was a dynamic leader of the "New York School" of poets, a group that included John Ashbery, Barbara Guest, Kenneth Koch, and James Schuyler. The Abstract Expressionist painters in New York City during the 1950s and 1960s used the title, but the poets borrowed it. From the beginning O'Hara's poetry was engaged with the worlds of music, dance, and painting. In that complex of associations he devised an idea of poetic form that allowed the inclusion of many kinds of events, including everyday conversations and notes about New York advertising signs.