This week’s summery Modern Art Notes Podcast features art historian Mary Ann Caws, author of the forthcoming “The Modern Art Cookbook.” The book mixes recipes with paintings with poems and passages from literature in a thoroughly entertaining manner. Focusing on art and artists from about 1880 forward, it includes recipes and artworks from Paul Cezanne, David Hockney, Henri Matisse, Juan Gris, Jo Ann Callis, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and more. Published by Reaktion Books and distributed in the U.S. by the University of Chicago Press, it is now available for pre-order.
No discussion of art and food would be complete without Edouard Manet’s two great 1880 masterpieces featuring asparagus. The painting at the top is in the collection of the Musee d’Orsay in Paris. The one below it is at the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne.
Caws is a professor of English, French, and comparative literature at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and the author of many books on art and literature, including “Robert Motherwell with Pen and Brush,” “Pablo Picasso,” and”Salvador Dalí.”
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LOVE Mary Ann Caws! We were at a residency together last year in Virginia (VCCA). She is an amazing human, and her company is a true delight. Looking forward to this one.