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 Basket of Wild Mushrooms and Blackberries - Jabez Bligh - www.still-life-art.org
A Basket of Wild Mushrooms and Blackberries
Jabez Bligh
Stilleben Mit Obst Und Blumen (Still life with fruit... - Pauline Koudelka-Schmerling - www.still-life-art.org
Stilleben Mit Obst Und Blumen (Still life with fruit...
Pauline Koudelka-Schmerling
Glasses, Newspaper and Bottle of Wine - Juan Gris - www.still-life-art.org
Glasses, Newspaper and Bottle of Wine
Juan Gris
Still Life with lobster - Abraham Hendrickz Van Beyeren - www.still-life-art.org
Still Life with lobster
Abraham Hendrickz Van Beyeren
Still Life with Candle, Pipe and Books - John Frederick Peto - www.still-life-art.org
Still Life with Candle, Pipe and Books
John Frederick Peto
A Still Life with Roses, Grapes and A Silver Inlaid... - Jean-Baptiste Robie - www.still-life-art.org
A Still Life with Roses, Grapes and A Silver Inlaid...
Jean-Baptiste Robie
Still-Life with Fruit and Lobster 1648-49 - Jan Davidsz. De Heem - www.still-life-art.org
Still-Life with Fruit and Lobster 1648-49
Jan Davidsz. De Heem
Wine, Cheese and Fruit - John Defett Francis - www.still-life-art.org
Wine, Cheese and Fruit
John Defett Francis
Tulips and Fruit, c.1919 2 - Samuel John Peploe - www.still-life-art.org
Tulips and Fruit, c.1919 2
Samuel John Peploe
Still Life with Chafing Dish, Pewter, Gold, Silver... - Willem Kalf - www.still-life-art.org
Still Life with Chafing Dish, Pewter, Gold, Silver...
Willem Kalf
Still Life, The White Bowl - Paul Gauguin - www.still-life-art.org
Still Life, The White Bowl
Paul Gauguin
Still-Life with Flowers and Goblets 1612 - Clara Peeters - www.still-life-art.org
Still-Life with Flowers and Goblets 1612
Clara Peeters

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