Dutch still live

Merchants from the 17th century collected luxury items to show off their wealth. To immortalize their standard of living they let famous Dutch painters capture the products and items in to beautiful still lifes. Today almost everything is made of plastic. The fact that plastic is extremely durable is not only an advantage. To the environment it’s getting more and more a problem. All the plastic products of today inspired Richard Kuiper to make still life portraits of plastic like the Old Masters of the 17th century. On the one hand he admires the everlastingness of plastic, on the other he hopes that his images could serve as a warning to show how we have gone crazy with the use of plastic. Sit back and take a close look at the beautiful work of Richard Kuiper! Click on the images for a bigger and better view!