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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Still Life   1 - Francisco Barrera - www.still-life-art.org
Still Life 1
Francisco Barrera
Vanitas Still Life [detail #1] - Jan Lievens - www.still-life-art.org
Vanitas Still Life [detail #1]
Jan Lievens
Still-Life   2 - Willem Kalf - www.still-life-art.org
Still-Life 2
Willem Kalf
Still-Life   3 - Jan Fyt - www.still-life-art.org
Still-Life 3
Jan Fyt
Still-Life   4 - Pierre van BOUCLE (BOECKEL) - www.still-life-art.org
Still-Life 4
Pierre van BOUCLE (BOECKEL)
Still-Life   5 - Jacob van Hulsdonck - www.still-life-art.org
Still-Life 5
Jacob van Hulsdonck
Still Life with a Skull 1635–1640 - Simon Luttichuijs - www.still-life-art.org
Still Life with a Skull 1635–1640
Simon Luttichuijs
Still-life with Peaches - Panfilo Nuvolone - www.still-life-art.org
Still-life with Peaches
Panfilo Nuvolone

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