The still life that all artist had the pleasure of paining or drawing is a still life of fruit. Why fruit? We rather paint the food then eat it, hence starving artist! LOL. Seriously, it is because of the colors, textures, shapes and shadows it gives off for us to capture.
Let's take a look at some food art by famous artists:
Léon Bonvin French, 1864 Still Life with Wine, Water, Fruit, Nuts as seen on linen & lavender (l)
Pablo Picasso Cubism | Still life with lemons
Roy Lichtenstein, Untitled (Still Life with Lemon and Glass), 1974, Lithograph, screenprint and debossing on paper
And here are some of mine:
I know this one does not show food, I wanted to share it. I painted this in high school.
I have this one in my kitchen.
Next time you find yourself in an art museum don't walk by the paintings with food, instead take a moment and look at the brush strokes, the details and the colors. You will be surprised, it is more than an artist painting a still life of fruit. (is it really black, or did they paint that shadow with blue and purple) take a close look!