REBLOG: Ficticious Meals

Reblogged from: Reviews in Chalk

Source: www.charlesroux.com/albums/fictitious-feasts-1

 

  

Fictitious Feasts

Weaving the link between literature, food and photography, Fictitious Feasts is based upon food scenes in fiction texts, at the service of a sensory experience. Eating is an essential activity, and connects both a sense of survival and social functions. Literature is frequently embedded in the imagery of food, and in many cases, characters are busy with the preparation or the consumption of a meal. The motif of food is particularly interesting in so far as it deeply reveals everyday life and its rituals, or it is a landmark in in the storytelling. Giving life to the story, food can also define a character or convey another theme: it relates the characters to some social or cultural identity. It could be said that writing reveals a great deal of human behaviours when intertwined with the literary treatment of food, for food not only nourishes but it is also a pretext to dramatic events or metaphors. Both food and words are essential to the human race and the way they are closely interwoven in literature is relevant of a certain human dimension. Meals fulfil physical needs as well as they provide psycho-emotional nourishment. The powerfulness of orality engages all the senses.

 

Fictitious Feasts - Charles Roux: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
and Through the Looking-Glass (Lewis Carroll)


Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)


The Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison)


Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)

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        1. Yeah, that occurred to me, too — so many of these look like they’re from the Dutch school. Or English (Landseer, Stubbs, Ramsay, Gainsborough, Constable and the like).

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