Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Last Supper, and other menus of the past now at the Getty Museum

THE NEW YORK TIMES
By Judith H. Dobryznski
The Last Supper, in an illuminated manuscript from Regensburg, Germany, circa 1030-40. Credit Getty Research Institute, Los Angele
CALIFORNIA---If you’ve always thought the line about “four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie” was a bit of nonsense children’s verse, an exhibition now at the J. Paul Getty Museum will set you straight. Not far away, in another Getty gallery, there are different surprises in “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Food in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.” The objects in “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry” demonstrate a focus on food even when most art was religious. [link]

J. Paul Getty Museum: “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Food in the Middle Ages and Renaissance” (Ends January 3, 2016); 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA; (310) 440-7300; www.getty.edu