The food still lifes of the Dutch Golden Age reflect the thriving material culture of the burgeoning republic. They featured lavish foodstuffs and luxurious tableware produced by Dutch artisans or imported from the far-flung corners of the globe. Centuries of ecclesiastical art having conditioned audiences to seek and expect allegorical meaning, they were often coded with moralizing messages, reminding the spectator of life’s transience and the futility of earthly pursuits. According artist John Baldessari, the half-peeled lemon may have been intended to “serve as a call for moderation, warning that life is not only sweet, but sour as well.”
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Marten Boelema de Stomme : “Still Life with Nautilus Cup” (1600s)
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