Food for the Soul: Global Trade in Art – Part 1

Georges de La Tour. The Cheat with the Ace of Diamonds (1635). The Louvre. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

By Nina Heyn – Your Culture Scout

There are bigger world problems than this, but you may have noticed that your favorite sheets are not in stock at Ikea—it is the global trade disruption, compliments of the pandemic. As “out of stock” notices affect our ability to obtain our favorite snacks, shoes, a sofa or a mouse trap, the whole world suddenly has sat up and noticed that global trade is something that makes our world go round. We used to take it for granted—coffee from Sumatra, pens from Japan, cheese from Switzerland—everything available anytime, at any place.

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