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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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
Young Boy and Skull 1893 - Magnus Enckell - www.still-life-art.org
Young Boy and Skull 1893
Magnus Enckell
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
Basket Of Fruits  1632 - Balthasar Van Der Ast - www.still-life-art.org
Basket Of Fruits 1632
Balthasar Van Der Ast
Anemones, c.1914 - Samuel John Peploe - www.still-life-art.org
Anemones, c.1914
Samuel John Peploe
A Yixing Teapot and a Chinese Porcelain Tete-a-Tete... - Pieter Gerritsz. van Roestraten - www.still-life-art.org
A Yixing Teapot and a Chinese Porcelain Tete-a-Tete...
Pieter Gerritsz. van Roestraten
Compotier, Carafe and Open Book - Juan Gris - www.still-life-art.org
Compotier, Carafe and Open Book
Juan Gris
Pink Roses in Blue and White Vase, Black Background... - Samuel John Peploe - www.still-life-art.org
Pink Roses in Blue and White Vase, Black Background...
Samuel John Peploe
Still-Life with Flowers and Fruit - Cornelis De Heem - www.still-life-art.org
Still-Life with Flowers and Fruit
Cornelis De Heem
Breakfast of Crab  1648 - Willem Claesz. Heda - www.still-life-art.org
Breakfast of Crab 1648
Willem Claesz. Heda
Head Of Medusa - Peter Paul Rubens - www.still-life-art.org
Head Of Medusa
Peter Paul Rubens
Breakfast Still Life With Roemer, Meat Pie, Lemon And... - Pieter Claesz. - www.still-life-art.org
Breakfast Still Life With Roemer, Meat Pie, Lemon And...
Pieter Claesz.

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