Cuisine Nouvelle
Cuisine Nouvelle

Cuisine Nouvelle


Artist
Graeme Peebles (Australian, b. 1955)
Date
1981
Medium
Mezzotint
Dimensions
Plate : 17 5/8 x 12 in. (44.77 x 30.48 cm)
Sheet : 26 5/8 x 22 in. (67.63 x 55.88 cm)
Mat : 30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 60.96 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur and Kristine Rossof
Object Number
2019.90.67

Label
Nouvelle Cuisine was a style of French cooking that became popular around the world in the 1970s and 80s. It favored fresh, simply prepared ingredients and small, elegantly presented portions. This image of a bunch of peppers dangling above a partially cut head of cabbage in an otherwise empty space offers a humorous critique of the nouvelle cuisine ethos, which some commentators at the time viewed as unsatisfyingly austere and pretentious.

Object Type
Print