Vegetables as Threat

 

Juan Sanchez Cotan's fatal obsession with vegetables led him to a hellish impasse, which he escaped only by the total renunciation of this world for a rigidly cloistered life. More than any other vegetable, the cardoon (related to celery, the artichoke, and the thistle) had an iron grip on his imagination. By forcing us to look at vegetables as if for the first time, he leads us to rethink the "vegetable" and its place in our lives.

 

 

 

Sanchez Cotan'in ölüdogalarinda sadece süslemenin ötesine gidilmistir. Kuzey Avrupa ölüdogalarinda genelde bir masa üzerinde özenle düzenlenmis yiyecekler, yemek takimlari gibi süsleyici ögeler resimlenirken Sanchez Cotan sebzeleri yemek baglamindan çikarmistir. Resimleri yalinlik ve düzen duygusu verir.

 

 

Caravaggio, Juan Sanchez Cotan ve Zurbaran gibi natürmort resmi yapan sanatçilarda ölüdoga ögeleri özenli, ancak basit bir geometrik kurulus içindedir. Yan yana düzenli olarak siralanmis sepet ya da tabak içinde meyveler, fincan, birkaç bakir esya.

 

The cardoon is edible, unlike most thistles

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The Cardoon

Carrots as depicted in fine artworks

Ancient History of the carrot

Modern history of the carrot  "Both yellow and purple varieties were grown in Europe until the 17th century. Orange roots, containing the pigment carotene, were not noted until the 17th century in Holland. The noble carrot has long been known as an orange vegetable. However, this only came about in the 16th century, thanks to patriotic Dutch growers who bred the vegetable to grow in the colors of the House of Orange."

   

"L'Ortolano", by Giuseppe Arcimboldo.

Another artist obsessed with vegetables

Cotan and Lent

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