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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Meat Muse: Seven Works of Art Rendered in Meat

Posted By on Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Some theorists think that, as he neared the end of his life, screen legend Marlon Brando turned from human flesh into bacon.

In this instance, he's just outlined in it.

The Hogfather - REDDIT.COM
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  • The Hogfather

Reddit user siskoeva posted the photo, stating that her mother made it for a friend's 50th birthday. (A friend who likely won't make it to 51.)

As is Reddit's way, the pork puns went flying. How could they not?

What other artists have found their muse in meat à la siskoeva's mom?

We made mention in May of Instructable's porcine take on post-Impressionism:

Porky, Porky Night - INSTRUCTABLES.COM
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  • Porky, Porky Night

In 2008 the art exhibit Meat After Meat Joy featured nothing but meat-related art, including this meat baby by sculptor Betty Hirst:

Meat baby. - BETTY HIRST
  • Betty Hirst
  • Meat baby.

Art and fashion collide in Alex Lucka's work. The photographer has a series of models decorated with meat, including caul fat:

Alex Lucka puts some fat on a model. - ALEXLUCKA.COM
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  • Alex Lucka puts some fat on a model.

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