The Art of the Cook

Matisse, Cézanne and Picasso painted still lifes of food. Andy Warhol famously painted soup cans, Wayne Thiebaud painted Candy Apples and Swiss artist Dieter Roth painted The Dinner Party. Artists have long painted food, and food has long played a role in art, in ways symbolically significant or metaphorical. And in the worlds of Leonardo […]

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Reading with My Daughter

Reading with My Daughter A book lies on my table – My Ear at his Heart by Hanif Kureishi. It is about Kureishi’s discovery of an old manuscript that recounts his father’s childhood in Bombay around the time of India’s partition, and Kureishi’s father’s subsequent journey to England as an immigrant. I had first encountered Kureishi […]

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