• Gleaming Sculptures by Ann Carrington Examine the Underbelly of Historical Extravagance

    6 days ago - By Colossal

    “Sugarland,” steel, silver, and nickel plated spoons. All images © Ann Carrington, shared with permission.
    In The Netherlands in the 17th Century, a Golden Age was in full swing. The economy of the Dutch Republic , as it was then known, was flourishing as Antwerp and other ports became important hubs for the commercial shipping trade, importing and exporting textiles, spices, and metals, and the cities' populations swelled. Elaborately detailed oil paintings depicting food on the table or incredible flower arrangements were popular additions to wealthy merchants' homes, yet a more ominous...
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