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Pieter Aertsen, the painter of Butcher's Stall, is a pioneer of still life and genre painting. His depictions of food, flowers and daily ojects make him became important in the development of still life painting. In this painting, there are lots of comestibles, such as beef, pork, fish, and sausages, which catches viewer's eyes immediately. Also, in the 16th and 17th century, theologians believed that a slaughtered animal symbolized the death of a believer.
A butcher with a Grim Reaper tattoo holds a knife at a stall at a meat wholesale market in Shanghai, China, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Output fell 3.9 percent in the first half of this year and the five provinces hardest hit by flooding produce about one third of the country's pork, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images