Title: Full English
Designer: Jacqui Ma
A3 (29.7cm x 42cm) Giclee print
Signed by the artist.
The heart of a nation’s culture can be defined by its favourite foods.
This print depicts nine key components that make up the iconic full English breakfast.
The tradition of the English breakfast first began in the 14th or 15th century with the Landed Gentry and their grand hunt breakfasts, before then being adopted by the middle and upper-class Victorians who refined the tradition.
The English breakfast tradition, known colloquially as a fry up, spread from the middle to the working classes and reached its peak in the early 1950's when roughly half of the British population began their day by eating the same English breakfast we would eat today, collectively turning what was once a meal for the wealthy upper and aspiring middle classes into a truly national breakfast dish and working class staple.
The print was designed using a process known as halftone which is the technique of breaking up an image into a series of dots to reproduce the full tone range of a photograph.