Tomato season is too short! The good ones come and they go, dust in the hot summer wind, and always before you've gotten your fill of them. Our first solution to this tough reality is Tomato Week, happening right now on Food52, wherein we'll bring you all our best ideas for making the most of your 'maters (plus a handful of longer reads positing on all things tomato-tomahtoe).
Our second remedy is tomato art. Hang a depiction of a tomato on the wall, and its sunny cheer will accompany you right through the winter blues. (It's proven!) Here are 10 pieces of tomato art that we love, how much they cost, and where to buy them online.
Tomatoes and Padron Peppers, oil on panel, by Margot Dedrick
$50, 6" square, via Etsy
Hurry before I buy this one for myself!
Sun Dried, fine art print, by Matthew Carden
$1250, 23" x 29", via Pure Photo
Don't lie: This is what you want to do to your homemade sun dried tomatoes.
Upcycled Vintage Dictionary Book Page, print, by Kitchen Vegetable Tomato
$7.99, 7.1" x 10.4", via EBay
Yes, you've seen book page art before—but that doesn't meant that this little fella, leaned up behind your office computer, wouldn't draw smiles.
A Pear and Tomato, oil on canvas, by Evgeniy Stasenko
$1,640, 20.5" x15.7", via Saatchi Art
Heirloom Tomatoes Poster, digital print, Melissa Garden
$15, 11" x 17", via Etsy
Part identifier, part art.
Rinsing Tomatoes, acrylic on canvas, studioAilema
$350, 11" x 14", via Etsy
More than a little calming.
Nature's Textures, photography, Anja Istenic
$185, 16.5" x 23.4", via Saatchi Art
Prime tomato-season tomato texture, captured even without the fire-engine red.
Stewed 2, oil on canvas, Sally Tharp
$3,900, 60" x 48", via 1stDibs
Large and in charge—the way bright canned tomatoes can always be.
Over-Ripe Tomato in Rome, ink and watercolor on paper, Ian Bourgeot
$135, 8.3" x 11.4", via Saatchi Art
Half the beauty of this dude is the title.
Italian Tomato, photograph, Furiarossa
$12.69, 10" x 8", via Society6 (more sizes available)
In their full-on, shiny glory (plus vine!).
What part of tomato-dom deserves a monument to its beauty? Tell us in the comments.