Advertisement

Reimagining Classic Artwork As Gluten Free

Advertisement

Unless you’re a member of an uncontacted Amazonian tribe of hunter-gatherers, you’re aware of gluten, the protein found in most grains, and how a lot of people are trying to remove it from their diets. The push to live gluten-free has mostly concerned the food we buy, but now one French artist has brought “gluten-free” to the art world.

Graphic artist Arthur Coulet is the mastermind behind the Gluten Free Museum on Tumblr, in which he takes classic works of art and photoshops out anything that contains gluten. The result is a series of bizarre and often funny scenes that are way different than the original artist intended.

Coulet isn’t trying to weigh in on either side of the gluten debate. His main goal, as he told the BBC, is to encourage art appreciation. “Everyone has seen Vermeer’s Milkmaid, but who really looks at the bread on the table?” he said. “This is a new way to look at well-known artworks and discover others.” And the collection really does make you realize how often wheat shows up in artwork.

So if you’ve been waiting to enjoy your art without the hassle of all that gluten, or if you just want a laugh, now’s your chance.

1. The Milkmaid, Johannes Vermeer

Photo Credit: Gluten Free Museum

2. Wheat Fields, Vincent van Gogh

Photo Credit: Gluten Free Museum

3. Summer, Giuseppi Arcimboldo

Photo Credit: Gluten Free Museum

4. The Gleaners, Jean-Francois Millet

Photo Credit: Gluten Free Museum

5. Cake Slice, Wayne Thiebaud

Photo Credit: Gluten Free Museum

6. Harvesters, Anna Archer

Photo Credit: Gluten Free Museum

7. Still Life With Bread, Giacomo Ceruti

Photo Credit: Gluten Free Museum

8. Supper at Emmaus, Caravaggio

Photo Credit: Gluten Free Museum

9. The Harvesters, Pieter Bruegel

Photo Credit: Gluten Free Museum

10. Lady and the Tramp, Walt Disney

Photo Credit: Gluten Free Museum

11. Still Life with Bread and Eggs, Paul Cezanne

Photo Credit: Gluten Free Museum

12. Boy Running with Bread, by Willy Ronis

Photo Credit: Gluten Free Museum

13. Bathers on the Seine, Edouard Manet

Photo Credit: Gluten Free Museum

14. Tomb of Sennedjem

Photo Credit: Gluten Free Museum

15. Chief Wiggum, Matt Groening

Photo Credit: Gluten Free Museum

 

h/t: Dangerous Minds