Lisa Crafts

4 Natures Mortes

2011-2013

The Age of Discovery was a moment of explosive expansion of globalization, the dawn of merchant capitalism and consumerist addiction, the results of which have caused enormous impact on our world. Before the merchant class began to prosper from global trade, Dutch still life paintings depicted local bread, herring, cheese and beer. Dutch Golden Age still life paintings depict seductive wonders brought back by European explorers, traders and exploiters at a tremendous cost.

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