In this age of social media and rapid technological transformation, there is still something about a painting that makes us stop and stare. Whether it is the clever use of colours to depict light and shade, or simply the aura of it, paintings are indubitably timeless. How would you react if the next oil painting you saw was of your favourite comfort food? An artist on Twitter is surprising foodies with his canvas paintings of popular foods that we consume every day. His latest rendition features a classic combination – peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a glass of milk. These amazing canvasses are making Twitter foodies drool. Take a look:
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Noah Verrier is the name of the artist who has made these incredible creations. “My oil painting of a PBJ & glass of Milk,” he wrote in the caption. His tweet has raked in over 142k likes and 12.4k retweets since it was posted, and the numbers are only growing. Verrier is a former art professor and a full-time artist and has also won numerous awards for his creations, as per the description on his website. Verrier says that he likes to observe quietly for his paintings of discern colour and light. “What I enjoy most is working from life,” reads his bio.
Twitter users have also been pouring in their appreciation for the life-like paintings of food. “Your painting literally makes my stomach growl,” said one user while another added, “I appreciate both the art and the sandwich.” “Hang this in the Louvre,” requested another Twitter user while one wrote, “THIS is what oil painting should be! Keep it up my man!”
Take a look at the reactions to his creation:
Wow!!— Priyanka Shukla (@PriyankaJShukla) March 15, 2022
*100 years later*
Art Teacher:”what do you think the artists hidden meaning was for this painting?”
Student:”it’s just a sandwich on milk, no meaning”
Teacher:”WRONG! Who else?”
Student:”it’s shaped like a mushroom cloud, symbolizes death, milk and nuts are deadly to most….”— winf (@winf__) March 14, 2022
God, your art is divine! Do you teach? Online? Tutorials? Courses? Anything? I am in love.????♥️— Anjali B. (@MsAnjaliB) March 14, 2022
Dude you should make these NFT’s— Eduardo Deliyannis (@EDeliyannis) March 14, 2022
Brilliant! That painting will always make me smile. While the old masters had painted bowls of fruit, snacks familiar to them, you painted a familiar snack of present day in the same ultra real painterly style they had. Again Brilliant!— Meggin Lane (@brainspackle) March 14, 2022
The Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich wasn’t the only painting that Noah Verrier has shared. He has previously made paintings of other popular foods as well, including a grilled cheese sandwich, a cinnamon roll and more. Take a look at some of his other paintings.
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While some Twitter users are suggesting what he should paint next, others want him to sell his paintings are collectibles or Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). What did you think of the oil paintings of food created by the talented artist? Tell us about your thoughts in the comments below.