Van Gogh’s Sunflowers (1888) ‘This was the painting that inspired the project – the first time I saw it I loved the colours and shapes of the flowers. I recreated it with peppers, coffee beans, ancient grains and lentils.’
I love food,’ says Moscow-based photographer and food stylist Tatiana Shkondina. ‘
The flavours, the freshness, how it looks…’ Last autumn, inspired by Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, she began to recreate her favourite paintings using food.
The series includes Dalí clocks made out of pancake batter, Malevich’s Black Square created with caviar and Hokusai’s Red Fuji made from rice, salmon and green tea.
After they were photographed, the creations had to be thrown away, ‘because I use fresh products.
And I love that: beauty can exist only for a moment and doesn’t have to last for ever.’