A visual art genre where objects are arranged, usually in a natural setting, and typically painted life-size. Subjects can be quite varied but commonly have included books, flowers, fruit, fabrics and jars. Still-life painting flourished among Dutch painters of the seventeenth century. Jean Chardin was the most universally admired painter of still-life works. Chardin painted many pictures of everyday items, including kettles, vegetables, and earthenware vessels, with superb modeling of color, light, and texture.
Painting of objects, as opposed to figures or landscapes.
a painting or drawing of a group of inanimate objects contrived by the artist
a picture of objects that don't move
Picture of inanimate objects. Common still-life subjects could be vessels, food, flowers, books, usually dead animals and clothing. A still-life painting can also be a symbol for the fleeting aspects of life. The Dutch painters of the seventeenth century excelled in creating still-life paintings. Close
A picture of inanimate objects. Still-lifes appear throughout the history of art and photography. Common subjects include food, flowers, tableware, books, and dead animals. David Hlynsky Still Life in a Fish Bowl 1983 chromogenic print (Ektacolor) 50.7 x 40.6 cm; image: 35.5 x 35.5 cm Close
A picture of inanimate objects such as vessels, food, flowers, books, clothing.