Location – Vestkant
Material – Latex op stucwerk
Year – 2018
Photography – Edwin Wiekens
Video – Stein de Bont
The people of 16th century Breda sure enjoyed a solid meal and a drink (or two, three, four). In 1544, the city council organised a Pentecost meal at the city hall, for church wardens and clerics of the Grote Kerk (Church) of Breda. A wide range of roasted meats was served, followed by a second course consisting of ‘Teteringse’ cheeses, a speciality in that time. Guests were also offered a choice of over 77 jugs of wine.
Studio Licuado (UY) was founded 5 years ago by Camilo Núñez and Florencia Dúran. They combine local culture and traditions with their own hyperrealistic style. Their process of ‘blending’ these elements together reminded them of a ‘Licuado’ a Latin blended beverage similar to a smoothie.
The main element in Colectivo Licuado’s paintings are often women, and even though that’s not the case for their still life, they did take inspiration from a female painter. Camilo and Florencia were inspired by the paintings of Clara Peeters, one of the very few female painters during the Golden Age. Clara explicitly painted still lifes. Camilo and Florencia are both vegetarians, which is why they didn’t add any meat to their mural.