Art history made gluten-free is absolutely genius
If everything is available with a gluten-free option nowadays, why not our art as well? Our new favorite Tumblr, Gluten Free Museum, is here to help answer that question in the most delightfully weird way.
Started by an anonymous French user, Gluten Free Museum reimagines iconic pieces of artwork in a world without wheat. From 16th century still lifes to Warhol to that iconic scene from Lady and the Tramp, the Tumblr spans centuries of art and pop culture to prove just how much carbs have affected our existence (hint: it’s a lot). The results are both hilarious and immensely satisfying; not to mention rather well done, artistically speaking.
And in case you’ve heard a ton about the gluten-free diet but have no idea as to what gluten really is exactly, we’ve got your back. Gluten is a protein composite found in certain grains — including wheat, rye, and barley — which can cause intestinal problems for those with Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder in the small intestine. Of course, the diet has also become quite the weight loss/health trend, as well. According to Time, gluten-free diets have become so popular that farmers are even trying to figure out how to grow gluten-free wheat (. . . which is basically an oxymoron).
Gluten Free Museum approaches this dietary restriction turned cultural phenomenon in a clever, easily accessible way — and it’s guaranteed to bring the giggles.
Check out some of our favorites from the series below, and head over to Gluten Free Museum to see the rest!
(Images via Gluten Free Museum)