There are so many forms of art so that it is not always easy to comprehend their essence, purposes, and messages. A number of people make captivating attempts to define as many art forms as possible, and Elizabeth Telfer shares her own vision of art and defines food as one of the possible examples of art forms. Telfer defines food as a work of art or even as an art form, however, this kind of art is still of minor nature and can hardly become the major one. In spite of the fact that food cannot express emotions (Telfer, 2002), there is still a possibility that food can express itself in a variety of works, this is why it deserves the right to be an art, the art that improves human life and make the surrounding more pleasant and more attractive.
In fact, food plays an important role in everyday life, and people can do nothing to change or influence this truth. Due to the considerably developing restaurant industry, food has all chances to be a major form of art and promotes a number of actions from people to be taken. It is not necessary to provide people with tasty food or healthy food. It is more important to choose an appropriate form of service and introduce food in accordance with the expectations set by society. In brief, the chosen artifact helped me understand a true notion of food as an art form and realize that this form is not as perfect as other forms are, still, it is a good attempt to provide people with a chance to develop their artistic skills and promote food as an art form.
It is so easy to create a new form of art, the ll, current nature of art is not as integral as it was several years ago, this is why it is better to think about whether all mass-produced items have the right to become an art form or it is still necessary to evaluate each piece of an art deeper and take personal emotions and interests into consideration.
Telfer, E. (2002). Food as Art. In Neill, A & Riley, A (eds) Arguing About Art: Contemporary Philosophical Debates. New York, NY: Routledge. Web.