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Open-faced sandwiches are works of art

Frosk is creating them as a way of spreading her love of modern art, using food as the medium.

By Bonnie Alter - Source: http://www.treehugger.com
Photo © Ida Frosk

Photo © Ida Frosk

Ida Frosk is a foodie who loves art. Using a piece of toast as her canvas, she has re-created 15 (so far) great masterpieces.

It takes a while, usually about half an hour, because they are pretty ingenious. This Son of Man by Rene Magritte has an apple half, cheese, red pepper and other healthy bits as its palette.

Photo © Ida Frosk

Photo © Ida Frosk

Frosk is creating them as a way of spreading her love of modern art, using food as the medium. Called the Art Toast Project, she posts them on Instagram on an irregular basis.

This is by Man Ray, and contains toast, of course, plus cheese, creamcheese, sugar snap peas, blueberries and tomato.

Photo © Ida Frosk

Photo © Ida Frosk

Frosk is Norwegian, so she is partial to Edward Munch. This is one of three that she has done by this famous, but grim, artist.

What does she do with them afterwards? She eats them! As she explains “This is not an art project as such, everything is made to be eaten. Seems like a shame perhaps but since it has been documented, there’s always the chance to experience it once more – and to share it with others.”

Photo © Ida Frosk

Photo © Ida Frosk

This is a Mondrian and shows a good example of the many fruits and vegetables that she uses. When asked about her favourite ingredients, she said that she likes to work with various cheeses, bell peppers and cucumber for the savory pieces, and Greek yogurt, jams and berries for the sweeter versions.

Photo © Ida Frosk

Photo © Ida Frosk

First seen in If It’s Hip It’s Here, this is Claude Monet’s Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies. Frosk says that she “particularly enjoyed eating the Monet toast, made with pistachio butter, apples and kiwi – so yummy and beautiful!”

Photo © Ida Frosk

Photo © Ida Frosk

It’s Frida Kahlo, and her Self Portrait Dedicated to Dr Eloesser.

Photo © Ida Frosk

Photo © Ida Frosk

Another classic: who could resist Van Gogh’s Sunflowers…done in cheese and oranges and raisins?

Photo © Ida Frosk

Photo © Ida Frosk

Here’s the Kiss by Gustav Klimt, with olives and cheese, cheddar, goldleaf, pears and raisin.

If you want more of Ida Frosk’s whimsy and playfulness, she has a book Eat Your Art Out: Playful Breakfasts which gives recipes and designs for a whole range of lovely and healthy breakfast dishes for children and adult children.

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