Oh Those Vegetables
It's not just animals that we gift or burden with human traits. Artists have also freed vegetables from their roots, allowing them to find both love and jealously human-style. Here are examples from Amédée Varin's beautiful 1851 edition of L'Empire des légumes.
Below are additional examples of late nineteenth century and early twentieth century anthropomorphic art: One painting depicts a lovely onion wearing black leather boots , and the other shows a pear proposing marriage to his partner.
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