The Renaissance was not all art and architecture, for many people the dinner table held as much splendour and spectacle than any painting or sculpture. Nowhere was this more apparent than in the dessert course, where sugar was not just a food it was ‘an artistic medium of tremendous flexibility’. In AVM Curiosities’ Introduction to Renaissance Sugar Sculpture this tasty and transient medium is explored. Through historical images and contemporary objects the story of our sweet tooth will be told; from form and function, to trade routes and techniques, visitors will learn about the artistry of sugar and how in the Renaissance you could assert your power, your politics and your status, just through dessert.
Introduction to Renaissance Sugar Sculpture | Renaissance Late | The National Gallery, London | Room 32 | Friday 19 May 2017 | 6.15, 7.00, 7.45 & 8.30pm sessions (approx 15-20 minutes) | FREE ENTRY | Click here for more information.
Also look out for AVM's Cherry Marchpanes at the "secret bar".
The first 100 visitors will get one of these special-edition Renaissance inspired edibles...