Here’s How Picasso and Pollock Would Plate Thanksgiving Dinner
Food art is kinda our jam, especially around Thanksgiving. While prepping some side dishes for the big feast we stumbled upon Thanksgiving Special, Hannah Rothstein’s take on what it would look like if famous artists would plate their meal for turkey day. Rothstein, a San Francisco resident, loves to create and doesn’t like to limit herself to one medium. She branches out into paintings, illustrations, jewelry, murals, copywriting and — as you’ll see below — food. Using the same ingredients for each piece — turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans and corn — the results vary, but are all a work of edible art.
Jackson Pollock: This take on the popular American artist’s drip paintings may look like it belongs at the kids’ table to some, but we think it could score a space at the MoMA.
Piet Mondrian: Tackling the balanced grid-style pieces of the Dutch painter, Rothstein created a balanced meal for any day of the week.
René Magritte: We’d have to disagree with the phrase attached to this interpretation of the thought-provoking pieces of the Belgian artist. It looks like quite the meal to us…
Mark Rothko: The American painter was all about color blocking. With this take on his pieces, we’d like to make food blocking a thing. How can we make that happen?
Vincent van Gogh: This delicious version of the Dutch painter’s typical moody works of art has us hungry. But not for an ear.
Pablo Picasso: The Spanish artist had many different periods throughout his career. One he skipped though was a food period, thankfully Rothstein stepped in for him.
Julian Schnabel: Famous for plate paintings, this version of the American artist’s notable pieces is a real cornucopia for our eyes. Just be careful not to cut yourself if you take a bite out of it.
Georges Seurat: Fingers crossed Rothstein used a fork instead of a paintbrush to recreate the French painter’s pointillist-style plate portrait. Hopefully she cleans it up with one too ;)
Andy Warhol: The only thing missing from this interpretation of the American artist’s work is some popcorn to make it a truly gourmet piece of pop art.
Cindy Sherman: Rothstein goes conceptual in this version of the American photographer’s work by turning herself into the Thanksgiving plate.
To purchase a print, visit Rothstein’s website. 10% of proceeds will benefit the SF-Marin Food Bank.
Which famous artist’s Thanksgiving plate is a feast for your eyes? Let us know in the comments below.