People can choose to travel the world for completely different reasons. Some might go just to relax, others go for work, someone else travels to get an education or medical treatment, but there are those who go on a trip to eat delicious food! It is certainly very pleasant to get acquainted with the traditions of a country or region, tasting fragrant dishes and fine drinks. If you are planning to go on a gastronomic trip, you probably want to know which destinations to choose. Let’s see what’s relevant today.
In the 1960s, youth culture asserted itself, changing society’s rhythms of mass production and consumption, and generating a sense of upheaval and freedom. The Pop Art movement emerged, taking inspiration from mass media and the everyday. Bold colors, new material and radical forms characterized the work of artists and designers whose appropriation of the ordinary made brash or ironic statements.
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This statue of a young man holding the severed head of beloved, iconic fast-food mascot Ronald McDonald can be found in Venice, Italy, though I haven’t yet been able to dig up any information on the statue’s exact location or artist. I love how it sends a strong anti-McDonald’s message through the appropriation of the famous statue of Perseus holding the head of Medusa, as seen in the image below. Extreme, yes. Hilarious, also yes. But no amount of over-the-top “McDonald’s is Evil” propaganda will ever keep me away from a tasty Filet O’Fish when the craving strikes.