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6 Classic Painting Reinterpretations That Reflect On Consumer Society
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6 Classic Painting Reinterpretations That Reflect On Consumer Society

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It is estimated that in 2020 the plastic production will reach around 500 million tonnes. Most of them will take approximately 600 years to biodegrade. Far from finding a real solution to this problem, the few measures taken to face this problem are populist and with the only purpose of making an image cleanup instead of tackling the issue.

We are not aware of the energetic consumption and the environmental impact that means using an absurd plastic wrapping. Meanwhile, thousands of products are being commercialized, doubling and tripling a synthetic skin or even worst, taking the place of their natural wrapping skin with a plastic package in order to “ease” their consumption.

The series ‘Not longer Life’ reinterpret and reproduce paintings from classic masters such as Monet or Caravaggio contextualizing them in the current situation, as if they were contemporary artists. It pursues to drive the still life definition to another level: a zombie life,  a wrapped life. From the supermarket to the photo set. The evolution of a nutrition format characterized by its wear of a single-use plastic wrapping.

This series intends to reflect about the direction that the consumer society is taking and the unconscious attitude we are taking about the natural resources in pursuit of an utmost and absurd comfort usually misunderstood as progress, welfare or luxury.

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Luis Egidio Meléndez

Caravaggio

Abraham Van Beyeren

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Sánchez Cotán

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Monet

Still Life

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ruthmayfly avatar
Ruth Mayfly
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd prefer to see these alongside the original paintings.

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sharron lynn parsons
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So true and disgusting, amazing more plastic is being used,are these people brain dead ? this will be my third mention of the cruise ships dumping garbage in the seas and oceans, something needs to be done about this, people are working hard to clean up, while the ships constantly dump their garbage, the ships should pay for a system to pick up the garbage with a boat or barge !!!

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Monika Soffronow
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They also should be forced to use cleaner fuel and they should on top of that be forced to have more filters cleaning the exhaust fumes. "It is estimated that an average cruise ship generates 21,000 gallons of sewage, and emits the equivalent of 13 million cars worth of sulphur oxide per day." https://www.abctourism.org/cruise-ship-pollution

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i refuse to buy things that are packages for no reason, we vote with our dollars

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Ruth Mayfly
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd prefer to see these alongside the original paintings.

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sharron lynn parsons
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So true and disgusting, amazing more plastic is being used,are these people brain dead ? this will be my third mention of the cruise ships dumping garbage in the seas and oceans, something needs to be done about this, people are working hard to clean up, while the ships constantly dump their garbage, the ships should pay for a system to pick up the garbage with a boat or barge !!!

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Monika Soffronow
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They also should be forced to use cleaner fuel and they should on top of that be forced to have more filters cleaning the exhaust fumes. "It is estimated that an average cruise ship generates 21,000 gallons of sewage, and emits the equivalent of 13 million cars worth of sulphur oxide per day." https://www.abctourism.org/cruise-ship-pollution

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Chrissa P
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i refuse to buy things that are packages for no reason, we vote with our dollars

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