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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Blue Vase - Paul Cezanne - www.still-life-art.org
Blue Vase
Paul Cezanne
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
Astropecten, No. 11, Pfurtschellers Zoological Wall... - Paul Pfurtscheller - www.still-life-art.org
Astropecten, No. 11, Pfurtschellers Zoological Wall...
Paul Pfurtscheller
A Carafe of Wine and Plate of Fruit on a White Tablecloth - Ignace Henri Jean Fantin-Latour - www.still-life-art.org
A Carafe of Wine and Plate of Fruit on a White Tablecloth
Ignace Henri Jean Fantin-Latour
A Table of Desserts 1640 - Jan Davidsz. De Heem - www.still-life-art.org
A Table of Desserts 1640
Jan Davidsz. De Heem
A Basket of Wild Mushrooms and Blackberries - Jabez Bligh - www.still-life-art.org
A Basket of Wild Mushrooms and Blackberries
Jabez Bligh
A Still Life   1 - Pieter Gerritsz. van Roestraten - www.still-life-art.org
A Still Life 1
Pieter Gerritsz. van Roestraten
Pair Of Shoes A IV - Vincent Van Gogh - www.still-life-art.org
Pair Of Shoes A IV
Vincent Van Gogh
Still Life with a Mask - Hendrick Andriessen - www.still-life-art.org
Still Life with a Mask
Hendrick Andriessen
Still life with Roses, c.1890 - Joseph Rodefer DeCamp - www.still-life-art.org
Still life with Roses, c.1890
Joseph Rodefer DeCamp
Trompe l'oeil letter rack with a miniature portrait... - Edwart Collier - www.still-life-art.org
Trompe l'oeil letter rack with a miniature portrait...
Edwart Collier
Still Life with lobster - Abraham Hendrickz Van Beyeren - www.still-life-art.org
Still Life with lobster
Abraham Hendrickz Van Beyeren

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