17th century Dutch artists painted food in minute realistic detail, creating luscious arrays of fruit and bread and wine.  20th century American artists played with their food, stuffing giant sagging cake sculptures and minimizing bananas to their barest reproducible values.  For the 21st century artist, there is a world of food art and food issues to allude and respond to, or confront,  or subvert, or ignore.  This gallery links to contemporary artists who frequently employ food as a medium or theme or inspiration.These images are randomly assorted. Click on any of them to view at a larger size and read more.

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