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When gluttony has become so glamorous?

The statute of limitations is the dark side of fashion, which, accordingly, has always been (and often intentional) inconspicuous between narcissism and sterility. These sumptuous buffets call for vanity in the form of the ancient world of vanitas, the desperate 17th-century Dutch type that has sought to illustrate, by arranging things, the transient human being. Each carefully selected element holds inside it: expensive fruits imported from outside and quickly rot, the flowers are already standing, unstable bubble, about to drop. At the Hermès event, the dishes were lit by candlesticks, and a fake butterfly – another idea of ​​vanitas, and her age but for a moment – floating on a dome of jelly covered with silver paper.

But unlike the seventeenth-century ages – which were full of moral sensitivity, and the eternal kingdom prefers to earthly delights – these modern paintings indicate anger against the death of light. If anything, hinting at death increases revelation, as in Edgar Allan Poe’s short story.The Red Death Mask((1842), when the prince throws a masquerade ball inside a citadel monastery until the plague destroys the peasants abroad. The first century poet Juvenal, Who mocked the excesses that would lead to the collapse of the Roman Empire, similarly he wrote about those who remained in denial with an end looming, and retreated more into indulgence: “The greater their strait – even though the house is ready to fall, begins Daylight is emerging between cracks – the more luxurious and luxurious you eat. “

EXCESS DEFIANCE, sometimes literally, as in ancient Rome, when the government imposed so-called luxurious laws to prevent expensive glasses. In response, the strongest in society surpassed each other with lists of hard-to-buy alien species: boiled flamingo, peacock brains, nightingale tongues and parrot heads; camel heels, sowing masters, mullet bowels and milk-filled snails.

Hermes’ party was almost strict in comparison. But a moral note crept somewhat, in line with recent calls by protesters from the far left for “to eat the wealthy” – a slogan raised from a phrase often misused by the 18th-century philosopher Geneva: People should not eat anything, they would eat the rich That night, the actors were hired on an anti-intuition mission: disrupting the actions and intentionally disturbing the guests. They demonstrated as employees, made loud names, shouted at the corners and grabbed the paintings. It was a warning amid immorality: Don’t rest. The problem is coming.

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