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Good Enough to Eat, er, Collect: Artist Recreates Famous Paintings on Toast (PHOTOS)

If you thought the Mickey Mouse pancakes you made for your kids on Saturday were a work of art, you’ve never seen what Ida Skivenes can whip up in the kitchen

The Oslo, Norway-based artist creates (or re-creates) actual famous works of art on toast. And then she eats it (“anything else would be very wasteful,” she says).

From Vincent Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” to Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” Skivenes has cooked it up and shown it on her Instagram page.

Beyond the classic works, Skivenes also makes other colorful, healthy, reative and original masterpieces out of food — all of which are delightful, whimsical, and by the looks of it, positively delicious.

Take a look at some of her toast, er, art that will seem awfully familiar (and tasty):


  • The Art of Toast Project 1 of 16
    The Art of Toast Project
    Cooked up by Ida Skivenes
  • Jackson Pollock 2 of 16
    Jackson Pollock
    "The Art Toast Project consists of edible remakes of major works by famous artists, using a piece of toast as the canvas," writes Norwegian artist Ida Skivenes on her blog.
  • Vincent Van Gogh 3 of 16
    Vincent Van Gogh
    "The idea was based on the literal interpretation of 'food art' and the desire to make art more accessible."
  • Pablo Picasso 4 of 16
    Pablo Picasso
    "The series is published on the Idafrosk Instagram account and is an ongoing project."
  • Edvard Munch 5 of 16
    Edvard Munch
    "So far 15 art toasts have been made, 3 of them Munch artworks in celebration of the 150 years since his birth in 2013."
  • Salvador Dali 6 of 16
    Salvador Dali
    "The majority of these pieces are not made in the customary 5 - 15 minutes in the morning but usually take at least 30 minutes to make, most often at weekends."
  • Andy Warhol 7 of 16
    Andy Warhol
    "They are not created with the main purpose of being easy to copy like most of the other Idafrosk creations but more with the goal of spreading the love of art."
  • Frieda Kahlo 8 of 16
    Frieda Kahlo
    All of Skivenes' art is made — and eaten — by her.
  • Henri Matisse 9 of 16
    Henri Matisse
    She says she does food art "because it's fun and I like to inspire others! It has become a creative outlet for me to play with healthy ingredients and my favorite meal, breakfast."
  • Edvard Munch 10 of 16
    Edvard Munch
    Skivenes says she eats the food afterwards because "anything else would be very wasteful and completely defer my main aim: to make tasty AND good looking meals."
  • Rene Magritte 11 of 16
    Rene Magritte
    "I usually have a general sort of plan the night before, so I don't have to spend much time figuring out what to do in the morning."
  • Piet Mondrian 12 of 16
    Piet Mondrian
    "The assembly doesn't take that long in most cases, on average 5 - 15 minutes. I have to get to my day job after all!"
  • Edvard Munch 13 of 16
    Edvard Munch
    "For weekend breakfasts I sometimes spend more time."
  • Andrew Wyeth 14 of 16
    Andrew Wyeth
    Her food inspiration comes from all different places — "everyday events, funny word play, the shape of an ingredient, modern art, cartoons, films or other people's food art I see online."
  • Mark Rothko 15 of 16
    Mark Rothko
    Skivenes has been doing food art for less than a year — she began in June 2012. "My first piece was a bear and a fox toast that I copied from the Internet. After that I started to develop my own ideas," she said.
  • Claude Monet 16 of 16
    Claude Monet
    For more of Ida Skivenes' work, visit her Instagram site.

All photos used with permission from Ida Skivenes

For much more deliciously fascinating art by Ida Skivenes, visit her Instagram page

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