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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Still Life With An Earthen Bowl And Potatoes - Vincent Van Gogh - www.still-life-art.org
Still Life With An Earthen Bowl And Potatoes
Vincent Van Gogh
A banquet still life - Cornelis De Heem - www.still-life-art.org
A banquet still life
Cornelis De Heem
Still-life c. 1600 - Juan Sanchez Cotan - www.still-life-art.org
Still-life c. 1600
Juan Sanchez Cotan
Blackfeet Burning Crow Buffalo Range - Charles Marion Russell - www.still-life-art.org
Blackfeet Burning Crow Buffalo Range
Charles Marion Russell
Dead Hare and Partridges c. 1690 - Jan Weenix - www.still-life-art.org
Dead Hare and Partridges c. 1690
Jan Weenix
The Kings Dressing Room, Windsor Castle, from Royal... - Charles Wild - www.still-life-art.org
The Kings Dressing Room, Windsor Castle, from Royal...
Charles Wild
Vanitas Still-Life with Gorget and Cuirass c. 1640 - Pieter Steenwijck - www.still-life-art.org
Vanitas Still-Life with Gorget and Cuirass c. 1640
Pieter Steenwijck
Still life with tulips, 1925 - Samuel John Peploe - www.still-life-art.org
Still life with tulips, 1925
Samuel John Peploe
Apples, pears and grapes - Gustave Courbet - www.still-life-art.org
Apples, pears and grapes
Gustave Courbet
Napoleon Et Son Armée (Napoleon and his Army) - Alphonse Lalauze - www.still-life-art.org
Napoleon Et Son Armée (Napoleon and his Army)
Alphonse Lalauze
Magdalen with the Smoking Flame c. 1640 - Georges de La Tour - www.still-life-art.org
Magdalen with the Smoking Flame c. 1640
Georges de La Tour
Still Life Red Mullets - Claude Oscar Monet - www.still-life-art.org
Still Life Red Mullets
Claude Oscar Monet

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