Bleeding Beetroot - 2013
Fascinating food portraits by Marie Cécile Thijs. After her successful series 'Cooks' this very talented Dutch photographer is now creating a whole new series with portraits of food. Analytical photos, tranquil and yet dynamic, each showing the essence of food.
For more then fifteen years Marie Cécile Thijs has been specializing in art photography and portraiture. In addition, she combines a contemporary style with her love for classical references. Again, powerful and confident images have been created.
The exhibition 'FOOD PORTRAITS' shows a diversity of culinary portraits. Pink fungi under a bell jar, storm in glasses of water, distilled Umami and artichoke dripping in oil. There are also pictures to see with excavated soil, chanterelles on bread, weighted seabass in salt and bleeding beetroot.
The food series by Marie Cécile Thijs is published weekly in FD Persoonlijk, the weekend magazine of Financieele Dagblad. The texts are by culinary historian and writer Hilary Akers.
The free work of Marie Cécile Thijs is included in the collections of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Rotterdam Museum and numerous private art collections. It could also been seen at the Photo Festival Naarden, PHOTOVILLE New York and art fairs as Realism, Artantique, Photo Fever Brussels and PAN Amsterdam.