"Top Chef Boston had a F4 elimination challenge. The challenge was to be paired up with an artist, and visually represent (color/shape) of their artwork."
I like these art-themed challenges (Project Runway does them as well), although I know they can be problematic. When I used to read the Wall Street Journal, I enjoyed the Flower School feature (do they still run this?) where floral designer Lindsey Taylor does an arrangement inspired by a work of art. Her arrangements were beautiful without being too literal.