Still Life with Figs

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Still Life with Figs Fine Art Food Photography.

About this collectible: The Fig is a versatile, delicate and sweet fruit. In literature, a fig fruit is commonly used as a symbol of abundance and prosperity. This arrangement signifies good fortune, abundance and happiness.

Throughout history, the use of food in Art has been a way for Artists not just to show their skills, but to add symbolism to their work, by using something that is essential to our survival: food.

One of the most famous paintings from the late 15th-century, The Last Supper, was centered around food. In fact, paintings of food and banquets featuring food, were commonly commissioned during the Renaissance to signify wealth. It also cannot be ignored that food art has its roots in classical literature.

Some notable artists who chose food as a subject include Joos van Cleve, Abraham van Beijeren, Willem Kalf, Louise Moillon, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Vincent van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci.

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