Artibus et Historiae no. 78 (XXXIX)

2018, ISSN 0391-9064

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ERLEND DE GROOT - Unappealing Paintings, Great Stories: Two Still Lifes from the Kitchen of the Muiderslot (pp. 75–82)

This article offers interpretations of two seventeenth-century food still lifes kept at Muiden castle. Neither painting is really about food. In one case its meaning is related to ambitious building plans and hopes of a bright future by a community of exiles from the Netherlands in Germany. In the other case its meaning is related to forgotten proverbs and sayings. Both cases make clear that even the most insignificant works of art can have great stories to tell.

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