Arts Everyday Living: For the Love of Food–Fried Eggs, Loaf of Bread & Refreshment

Flegel_-_Lunch with fried eggs

Georg Flegel, Snack with Fried Eggs. c. 1600s, oil on panel, Staatsgalerie Aschaffenburg, Aschaffenburg, Germany

There is no sincerer love than the love of food.

George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

German artist Georg Flegel (1566-1638) specialized in painting food dishes like Snack with Fried Eggs above.  Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (1865-1950) is best known for works such as Major Barbara, Saint Joan, Caesar and Cleopatra, and Pygmalion which later inspired the musical My Fair Lady.

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