The Sense of Pleasure is a collection of fifty nine still life paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that expresses the variety, abundance, nourishment, pleasures and mysteries of nature. The great masters of still life painting were from Italy, France and the Netherlands, all countries rich in food and trade. With the opening of the art market in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the wealthy merchant class looked for their favorite commodities expressed in a noble form, and the result was an ...

The Sense of Pleasure 2003, Skira Editore, Milan, Italy

ISBN-13: 9788884913609