Monday, December 10, 2012

The Twinkie Defense

UPDATE: Twinkies returned. On my birthday no less.

Tomorrow morning the Hostess will deliver the last shipments of Twinkies and other beloved artificial treats to select grocery stores. Everyone knows these golden cakes that neither rot nor decay have a special place in the hearts of Americans. Few people realize, however, that the storied confections appear all throughout history. Such as in this painting by Paul Cézanne:

Paul Cézanne • French, 1839-1906 • The Basket of Apples with the Crazy Stack of Twinkies • c. 1893 • oil on canvas • 25 7/16 x 31 1/2 in. (65 x 80 cm) • The Art Institute of Chicago

1 comment:

Matt Maldre said...

lol. i've never noticed the "twinkies" in this painting. nice.