For those of you with Coeliac, gluten-free is a way of life. But what would the world look like without gluten? The Gluten Free Museum removed the gluten from famous works of art including Caravaggio, Van Gogh and even Disney. I felt that the removal of gluten from these images, really highlights some of the psychological impact that Coeliac can have.
Here, the missing gluten breaks that union between the dogs from Lady and the Tramp. This highlights the uniting role of food in our culture and the struggles this can create when our diet is different to the norm.
In Archimboldo’s Symmer, the missing gluten could be suggestive of the changes one physically gies through when following the gluten free diet.
These images feel as if they’re missing something pivotal; they look bare. We look at what is hidden in the images, which really highlights the missing gluten. I feel that this nicely demonstrates the role of gluten in our society and the challenges of following a gluten-free diet.