Visual artists have long been capturing in their work the emotions and memories that food evokes. And though the subject matter might be the same, no two artists present those food stories in exactly the same way.
Liz Mathews, LPK Managing Creative Director, Visual Media, and the former photo director at Bon Appétit magazine, will share her insights about storytelling through food for this month’s Art and… Lecture Series at the Cincinnati Art Museum on the evening of September 16, 2015.
Mathews will bring her visual communications expertise and perspective to an in-depth look at the culinary still lifes on view in Northern Baroque Splendor, The HOHENBUCHAU COLLECTION from: LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vienna. One of the largest collections of Northern Baroque art assembled in recent years, the exhibit features more than 60 paintings demonstrating the Golden Age of Dutch and Flemish art.
The talk is the latest installment of the museum’s popular series that explores what happens when two experts from different fields present their own distinct views on the same artworks. Mathews will be joined by Meg Galvin, World Master Chef and Instructor of Culinary Arts Technology at Cincinnati State University.
“From centuries-old still lifes to Instagram and even food-product packaging, artists and photographers have told stories through food, often by using intricate styling or abstract exploration,” says Mathews. “These images evoke powerful responses in us and help us make connections to other customs and cultures, because the sharing of food is so deeply ingrained in our lives.”
FEATURE IMAGE CREDIT: Abraham van Beyeren (The Hague 1620/21–1690 Overschie), Banquet Still Life, possibly mid-1660s, oil on canvas, HOHENBUCHAU COLLECTION, on permanent loan to LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vienna, HB 23
As Managing Creative Director, LPK Visual Media, Liz Mathews has developed a holistic standard of practice around curating imagery to illustrate, support and tell stories for brands. Her extensive experience as an editorial photo director gives her a unique point of view about optimal ways to use imagery to bring stories to life. An avid animal lover, when Liz is not driving teams of draft horses or trying to identify rare birds, you can find her at home cooking, painting or playing her guitar. Drop her a line at email@example.com or follow her on Instagram at @elizadesign.