Feast for the Eyes

Over the years, Silvia Bottinelli has asked her students to look at food in art—think of Cezanne’s apples and oranges and Andy Warhol’s soup cans—through cultural, political, and other lenses. But for a new class this semester called Food as Sculpture, Bottinelli, a visual and critical studies lecturer at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, asked students to interpret the food depicted with an eye toward something more intrinsic: its nutrition.