Art Not Longer Life, still lifes in 2000? Full of plastic.
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Not Longer Life, still lifes in 2000? Full of plastic.

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Giulia Guido

Although the Quatre Caps are a group of architects, their project I want to talk to you about has nothing to do with architecture. It’s called Not Longer Life and it’s a series of six paintings that revisit in a contemporary way one of the subjects of classical art, still life. 

If Monet or Caravaggio, painting a still life, depicted baskets or vases full of fruit, from grapes to oranges, from pears to apples, but not only, the Four Caps asked themselves: what would they look like if they were made today? 

The six paintings always represent baskets of fruit, but, since we are in modern times, they are all packaged in plastic boxes or in the typical bags of the supermarket. 

In a historical period in which the topic of pollution/waste is a very hot topic, Not Longer Life seems to be almost a criticism to governments that do not take a position, but also to people who are reluctant to change their habits and continue to make a disproportionate plastic. 

Not Longer Life | Collater.al
Not Longer Life | Collater.al
Not Longer Life | Collater.al
Not Longer Life | Collater.al
Not Longer Life | Collater.al
Not Longer Life | Collater.al
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Written by Giulia Guido
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