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Ice cream in painting

Pablo Picasso. A man in a straw hat with ice cream

Ice cream in painting. Pablo Picasso. A man in a straw hat with ice cream

Ice cream throughout its history has inspired many artists, writers, poets and photographers. It appeared on the pages of books, paintings and photographs. This dessert as if destined to take its place in the arts to inspire artists. In some works ice cream was hidden in the picture as a barely perceptible detail chronicles, in others – has become almost the central part of the composition. Ice cream appeared in the works of Pablo Picasso – namely, in the painting “The man in a straw hat with ice cream,” painted in 1938 while relaxing on the sea in the south of France.

Kiss for Ice Cream. Henry Hintermeister

Kiss for Ice Cream. Henry Hintermeister

In very different formats, it appears in the sketches of American artists Amos Sewell, in the paintings of childhood of Bob Byerly and realistic paintings of Wim Heldens, it even became the central image of the famous painter Henry Hintermeister “Kiss for Ice Cream”.

Wayne Thiebaud. Girl with Ice Cream Cone, 1963, Oil on Canvas, Hirshhorn Museum

Wayne Thiebaud. Girl with Ice Cream Cone, 1963, Oil on Canvas, Hirshhorn Museum

The famous American pop art artist Wayne Thiebaud has repeatedly appealed to the topic of ice cream. It appeared on his realistic painting “Girl with ice cream cone” and became the central image in a series of paintings of geometric desserts.

Antonio Ermolao Paoletti Venice A Venetian ice cream seller

Antonio Ermolao Paoletti Venice A Venetian ice cream seller

Venetian painter Antonio Ermolao Paoletti was a master of chronicles and with great attention to detail portrayed the ordinary life of Italians. Among his paintings – “The Venetian ice cream seller”. By the way, it was ice cream vendors who often became heroes of paintings of many artists and photographers.

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream. Series of photographs by Brooklyn photographer Jonathon Kambouris

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream. Series of photographs by Brooklyn photographer Jonathon Kambouris

One of the most famous photo shoots with ice cream was a series of photographs by Brooklyn photographer Jonathon Kambouris inspired by the tastes of different countries. He managed to capture the aesthetic melting ice cream, which is typical for several countries – honey Greek, South African with chocolate and cinnamon, sesame Japanese and Indian with a juicy mango.

Andrey Remnev. Creme Brulee 2008

Andrey Remnev. Creme Brulee 2008

Angela Dzherikh. In ice-cream cafe

Angela Dzherikh. In ice-cream cafe

Antonio Ermolao Paoletti Venice A Venetian ice cream seller

Antonio Ermolao Paoletti Venice A Venetian ice cream seller

Bob Byerley 'Cold Tongue Warm Heart'

Bob Byerley ‘Cold Tongue Warm Heart’

Dietz Edzard. Mère et Enfant dans le Parc (Mother with baby in the park)

Dietz Edzard. Mère et Enfant dans le Parc (Mother with baby in the park)

Donald Zolan 'Cone For Two'

Donald Zolan ‘Cone For Two’

Evgenia Gapchinskaya 'Chocolate ice cream' 2008

Evgenia Gapchinskaya ‘Chocolate ice cream’ 2008

Ice cream in painting. Fred Calleri

Ice cream in painting by Fred Calleri

Amos Sewell. Ice cream is not enough. 1953

Amos Sewell. Ice cream is not enough. 1953

Gennady Dukhanov. Boy with ice cream 1965

Gennady Dukhanov. Boy with ice cream 1965

Ice cream in painting. Ice cream lovers at the Eiffel Tower. Artist Sergey Kolbasin. acrylic on canvas

Ice cream lovers at the Eiffel Tower. Artist Sergey Kolbasin. acrylic on canvas

Ice cream in painting. Isabel Bishop Ice Cream Cones

Isabel Bishop Ice Cream Cones

Isabel Bishop Ice Cream Cones

Isabel Bishop Ice Cream Cones

Kestutis Kasparavicius. Ice Cream in the Fridge

Kestutis Kasparavicius. Ice Cream in the Fridge

Kiss for Ice Cream. Henry Hintermeister

Kiss for Ice Cream. Henry Hintermeister

Ice cream in painting. Melissa Egan. Icecream Eater in the Park, Acrylic on Canvas

Melissa Egan. Icecream Eater in the Park, Acrylic on Canvas

Ice cream in painting. Norman Rockwell

Ice cream in painting by Norman Rockwell

Tatiana Deriy 'Ice cream'

Tatiana Deriy ‘Ice cream’

Ice cream in painting. Tatiana Zhemchuzhnikova 'Ice cream' 2010

Tatiana Zhemchuzhnikova ‘Ice cream’ 2010

V. Borisov. Ice cream seller

V. Borisov. Ice cream seller

Ice cream in painting. Vladimir Usatov 'Ice cream'

Vladimir Usatov ‘Ice cream’

Ice cream, for all its long history has gained attention of artists and these days shows a new approach. In the variety of flavors, types and technologies it requires more unusual stories and new directions in the visual arts to be remembered in the future.

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