Kathryn Henneman


Art and Food

The eye can consume art as food is consumed by mouth. “There is a certain heat in my work. I see paints as salsas. as secret sauces and the canvas as a banquet table.” By Kathryn Henneman

Karhryn HennemanPerceptions of a Painter’s World
Inspiration for “Interlude”

There has to be a harmony when I have put the invited guests and the delectable meal together. Harmony between smell, taste and colour.
Themed food to compliment the themed art from my ‘artist’ invited guest.

Menu: Winter Salad with Cardamom Special Blend Tea
Guests: Marino Marini, Elmer Bischoff & Guido Reni

The anticipation of their arrival is heady! Finally, we meet.

Marino Marini arrived first. (1901-1980) Marino attended the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence in 1917. Although he never abandoned painting, Marini devoted himself primarily to sculpture from about 1922. From this time his work was influenced by Etruscan art and the sculpture of Arturo Martini.  ie:wikipedia

And moments later Elmer Bischoff, (1916-1991 ) Elmer Bischoff, second child of John Bischoff and his wife, Elna (née Elna Nelson), grew up in Berkeley, California, the second-generation Californian son of a father of German descent and a mother of mixed Swedish-Ecuadoran origin., ie:wikipedia

Followed by Guido Reni (1575-1642). Guido Reni was born in Bologna into a family of musicians, Guido Reni was the son of Daniele Reni and GinevraLunch under the tree de’ Pozzi. As a child of nine, he was apprenticed under the Bolognese studio of Denis Calvaert. Soon after, he was joined in that studio by Albani and Domenichino. He may also have trained with a painter by the name of Ferrantini.  ie: wikipedia

Cooking, doing the table, talking to my guests, all at the same time.

My meal inspiration came from Clarissa Dickson Wright and Jennifer Paterson. Two Fat Ladies was a BBC Two television cooking program starring Clarissa Dickson Wright and Jennifer Paterson. It originally ran for four series, from 1996 to 1999.