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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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   1 - Tommaso Salini (Mao) - www.still-life-art.org
Still-Life 1
Tommaso Salini (Mao)
A Joyful Welcome - George Bernard O'Neill - www.still-life-art.org
A Joyful Welcome
George Bernard O'Neill
Still-Life with Romer, Flute Glass, Earthenware Jug... - Jan Jansz. Van De Velde - www.still-life-art.org
Still-Life with Romer, Flute Glass, Earthenware Jug...
Jan Jansz. Van De Velde
Still Life with Coffee Pot, c.1905 4 - Samuel John Peploe - www.still-life-art.org
Still Life with Coffee Pot, c.1905 4
Samuel John Peploe
Still Life With Peaches - Antoine Vollon - www.still-life-art.org
Still Life With Peaches
Antoine Vollon
A Dessert (or Still Life with Lemons and Oranges) - Raphaelle Peale - www.still-life-art.org
A Dessert (or Still Life with Lemons and Oranges)
Raphaelle Peale
Mérode Altarpiece (detail 3) c. 1427 - (Robert Campin) Master of Flémalle - www.still-life-art.org
Mérode Altarpiece (detail 3) c. 1427
(Robert Campin) Master of Flémalle
A Smoke Backstage - William Michael Harnett - www.still-life-art.org
A Smoke Backstage
William Michael Harnett
A Still Life With Flowers And Fruit - Helen Augusta Hamburger - www.still-life-art.org
A Still Life With Flowers And Fruit
Helen Augusta Hamburger
Still-Life of Fruit 1663 - Joris Van Son - www.still-life-art.org
Still-Life of Fruit 1663
Joris Van Son
Young Boy and Skull 1893 - Magnus Enckell - www.still-life-art.org
Young Boy and Skull 1893
Magnus Enckell

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