Monday, November 11, 2013

Tell Me What you Eat.....

India Sketch Journal 2013 Page 26 By Meera Rao

"Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are."
~Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste, 1825
French gourmet & lawyer (1755 - 1826)

India Sketch Journal 2013 July 27 by Meera Rao

These little fluffy chicks were definitely very new to the world, still wobbly on their legs when I saw them by the roadside.  Mother hen was doing her job well keeping a watchful eye over them.  I enjoyed watching them instinctively scratch the earth looking for something to eat. 

India Sketch Journal 2013 July 28 by Meera Rao

As mangoes start getting scarce and price goes up, the fruit lovers all have a tough time deciding how many to buy and how much to pay! There is also the fact staring right at you that these may be the last of the mangoes until next season and no one wants to say good bye to those fruits yet!  This is where there is huge argument about need and want :)

Speaking of food and art, I am excited that next month while visiting Chicago, I will be able to see Chicago Art Institute exhibit "Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine"  You can check  here for the link from the  Art Institute and  here from the Chicage Sun Times for a preview. When food is such a big part of our lives, it is no surprise that it is a favorite subject for artists, writers and all others as well! 

8 comments:

Sadami said...

Hi, Meera, thank you for a very lovely paintings and a interesting post. I hope you'll have a wonderful time in Chicago!
Best wishes, Sadami

Katherine Thomas said...

You bring up an interesting train of thought... how we DO turn to thoughts of food and harvest at this time of year. And think about the long winter ahead, when not much will grow anew. (not where I live, anyway) Your paintings today tell that story, and also a story of community and interdependence... very nicely portrayed and the subject was very insightfully selected.

Kathy Staicer said...

Great sketches as always. Your eye really captures a moment in time and then you save it. Have fun in Chicago.

padmaja said...

The mother and her chicks look so cute together! Yes, mangoes are always exception, they sell like diamonds!Have a great time st Chicago, look forward to you sharing your experience!

Meera Rao said...

Sadami, Thank you for stopping by :)

Meera Rao said...

Katherine, Thank you! You may be giving me more credit than I deserve :) When I was in India, my main concern was to somehow squeeze in time to do a sketch a day! and I have been pleasantly surprised and pleased that somehow the two sketches on each page connect!I am kinda hoping that my subconscious was at work :)

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Kathy -- sketching definitely made me notice and store everyday information more than I did before :)

Meera Rao said...

Padmaja, the chicks were wobbly cute :) and I have been craving mangoes for a while now ! thanks for stopping by!

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