Recreations of well-known paintings using food by Moscow-based photographer and food stylist Tatiana Shkondina. The series was inspired by paintings which includes Van Gogh's Sunflowers using yellow and green peppers, Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory using pancake batter, and Hokusai's South Wind, Clear Sky using salmon, green tea, and rice. After the illustrations were photographed, the food items were thrown away. Shkondina states that she only uses fresh products and that "beauty can only exist for a moment and doesn't have to last forever."
First of all I choose pictures which I'd like to recreate with food. I love all pictures I choose for many different reasons. Some of them I saw in gallerias, some of them I saw a long time ago but remember and feel inspiration and admiration every time I see it again. When I choose paintings for this project I try to choose paintings in "food" colors and not in very complicated forms. After that I draw sketches to try imagine which products will be the best match to art by it's colors, textures, forms and point of origin. Than I bought products and made pictures: piece by piece!See more of Tatiana Shkondina's work on Behance or at her website.