Discuss the symbolic content and the historical context of Quinten Massy’s painting Money-Changer and His Wife and Pieter Aertsen’s painting Butcher Stall. Discuss some of the specific symbols used in the two works. Include some details of what Dutch life was like in the 16th century that are relevant to the content of the works. Why do you think that the Dutch tended to imbed religious symbolism in their work at that time?

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