Tuesday, March 23, 2010

We've got an eating problem and the Last Supper is paying for it...

In the today's link of the day, we see a fascinating article based on some research that demonstrates that over the course of the past millennium, that paintings of the Last Supper demonstrate that the portions of food painted have increased in size over time.

The running hypothesis is that the paintings of increased portions reflect the culture surrounding the painter and thus larger portions in Last Supper paintings reflect larger portions of food in the day of the painter.

In the 52 paintings scrutinized, the researchers says the size of the portions of food grew by 2/3 over time.

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