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A Hearty Helping of Art History

March 24, 2010

A Hearty Helping of Art History

A research team lead by Cornell University marketing professor Brian Wansink and his brother Craig Wansink, Professor of Religious Studies at Virginia Wesleyan College, analyzed 52 paintings of the Last Supper painted from 1000 AD to the 1700s. They found that the size of the meals and plates increased over time. Brian Wansink, author of  Mindless Eating, calls this “proportion distortion.”