A still life (plural still lifes) is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on) in an artificial setting.

With origins in ancient times and most popular in Western art since the 17th century, still life paintings give the artist more leeway in the arrangement of design elements within a composition than do paintings of other types of subjects such as landscape or portraiture. Still life paintings, particularly before 1700, often contained religious and allegorical symbolism relating to the objects depicted. Some modern still life breaks the two-dimensional barrier and employs three-dimensional mixed media, and uses found objects, photography, computer graphics, as well as video and sound.

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Board with Lincoln Photograph - John Frederick Peto - www.still-life-art.org
Board with Lincoln Photograph
John Frederick Peto
Geraniums in a China Jug, 1875 - Hector Caffieri - www.still-life-art.org
Geraniums in a China Jug, 1875
Hector Caffieri
Mushrooms - Jan Fyt - www.still-life-art.org
Mushrooms
Jan Fyt
A Still Life of Roses, Tulips and other Flowers on... - Jean-Baptiste Robie - www.still-life-art.org
A Still Life of Roses, Tulips and other Flowers on...
Jean-Baptiste Robie
A vanitas still life with a candle, an inkwell, a quill... - Michael Konrad Hirt - www.still-life-art.org
A vanitas still life with a candle, an inkwell, a quill...
Michael Konrad Hirt
Elaborate still life with fruits, vegetables, a salver... - Peeter Boel - www.still-life-art.org
Elaborate still life with fruits, vegetables, a salver...
Peeter Boel
The Moneylender and his Wife (detail-2) 1514 - Quinten Metsys - www.still-life-art.org
The Moneylender and his Wife (detail-2) 1514
Quinten Metsys
The Kitchen Table - Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin - www.still-life-art.org
The Kitchen Table
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin
Study Of Drapery 1508 Drawing - Albrecht Durer - www.still-life-art.org
Study Of Drapery 1508 Drawing
Albrecht Durer
A Basket of Strawberries, Cherries, a Butterfly and... - Eloise Harriet Stannard - www.still-life-art.org
A Basket of Strawberries, Cherries, a Butterfly and...
Eloise Harriet Stannard
Beer Tankards - Vincent Van Gogh - www.still-life-art.org
Beer Tankards
Vincent Van Gogh
Cartoon of The Civil Rights Bill - Thomas Nast - www.still-life-art.org
Cartoon of The Civil Rights Bill
Thomas Nast

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