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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Breakfast of Crab  1648 - Willem Claesz. Heda - www.still-life-art.org
Breakfast of Crab 1648
Willem Claesz. Heda
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.
A Morning Walk - John Singer Sargent - www.still-life-art.org
A Morning Walk
John Singer Sargent
Books and Musical Instruments - Jan Vermeulen - www.still-life-art.org
Books and Musical Instruments
Jan Vermeulen
Still Life of Cherries and Peaches - Balthasar Van Der Ast - www.still-life-art.org
Still Life of Cherries and Peaches
Balthasar Van Der Ast
Bowl of Peaches 1816 - Raphaelle Peale - www.still-life-art.org
Bowl of Peaches 1816
Raphaelle Peale
Milk Pitcher - Vincent Van Gogh - www.still-life-art.org
Milk Pitcher
Vincent Van Gogh
Bathe - Tadeusz Makowski - www.still-life-art.org
Bathe
Tadeusz Makowski
A book stall on the banks of the Seine - Benjamin Walter Spiers - www.still-life-art.org
A book stall on the banks of the Seine
Benjamin Walter Spiers
Still Life An Allegory of the Vanities of Human Life... - Harmen van Steenwyck - www.still-life-art.org
Still Life An Allegory of the Vanities of Human Life...
Harmen van Steenwyck
A Young Lady Writing a Letter, 1875 - Victor-Gabriel Gilbert - www.still-life-art.org
A Young Lady Writing a Letter, 1875
Victor-Gabriel Gilbert
The Old Chair - John Singer Sargent - www.still-life-art.org
The Old Chair
John Singer Sargent

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