In the age of social media and rapid technological transformation, there is still something about a painting that makes us stop and stare. Whether it’s the clever use of colors to represent light and shadow, or simply their aura, the paintings are undoubtedly timeless. How would you react if the next oil painting you saw was your favorite comfort food? A Twitter artist is surprising foodies with his canvas paintings of popular foods we eat every day. His latest rendition features a classic combination – a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a glass of milk. These amazing canvases have Twitter foodies salivating. Looked:
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Noah Verrier is the name of the artist who made these incredible creations. “My oil painting of a PBJ and a glass of milk,” he wrote in the caption. Her tweet has garnered over 142,000 likes and 12,400 retweets since it was posted, and the numbers are only growing. Verrier is a former art teacher and full-time artist and has also won numerous awards for his designs, according to the description on his website. Verrier says he enjoys quietly observing for his paintings to discern color and light. “What I love most is working from life,” reads his biography.
Twitter users also expressed their appreciation for the realistic food paintings. “Your painting literally makes my stomach growl,” said one user while another added, “I enjoy both the art and the sandwich.” “Hang this in the Louvre,” another Twitter user asked as one wrote, “This is what oil painting should be! Keep it up my guy!
Check out the reactions to its creation:
Wow!!— Priyanka Shukla (@PriyankaJShukla) March 15, 2022
*100 years later*
Art Teacher: “What do you think the artist’s hidden meaning was for this painting?”
Student: “It’s just a milk sandwich, it doesn’t mean anything”
Teacher: “WRONG! Who else?”
Student: “it’s shaped like a cloud of mushrooms, symbolizes death, milk and nuts are mostly deadly….”— winf (@winf__) March 14, 2022
God, your art is divine! Do you teach? In line? Tutorials? Course? Nothing? I’m in love.????♥️— Anjali B. (@MsAnjaliB) March 14, 2022
Man, you should do those NFTs – Eduardo Deliyanis (@EDeliyaniss) March 14, 2022
Brilliant! This painting will always make me smile. Where the old masters painted bowls of fruit, snacks that were familiar to them, you have painted today’s familiar snack in the same ultra-real painterly style that they had. Once again brilliant! – Meggin Lane (@brainspackle) March 14, 2022
The peanut butter and jelly sandwich isn’t the only painting Noah Verrier has shared. He also made paintings of other popular foods, including a grilled cheese sandwich, a cinnamon bun and more. Check out some of his other paintings.
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While some Twitter users suggest what he should paint next, others want him to sell his paintings as collectibles or non-fungible tokens (NFTs). What did you think of the food oil paintings created by the talented artist? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.