Still Life Art Prints - Page 5

Still life is a genre of art that focuses on depicting inanimate objects, such as flowers, fruit, and household items, arranged in a composition. The term "still life" comes from the Dutch word stilleven, which literally means "still life."

The history of still life painting can be traced back to ancient Egypt and Greece, where artists painted images of food, flowers, and everyday objects on tomb walls and in mosaics. However, it was during the Renaissance in Europe that still life painting began to gain popularity as a separate genre.

In the early stages of still life painting, objects were often arranged in a symbolic way to convey a deeper meaning or message. For example, a skull might represent the transience of life, while a book might symbolize knowledge or learning. These symbolic elements were often paired with flowers, fruits, and other objects to create complex and multi-layered compositions.

During the 17th century, still life painting reached its peak in the Netherlands, where artists like Jan Davidsz de Heem, Willem Claesz Heda, and Rachel Ruysch created highly realistic and detailed works. Dutch still life paintings often featured objects arranged on a table or shelf, with the play of light and shadow creating a sense of depth and texture.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, still life painting continued to evolve, with artists incorporating more varied and exotic objects into their compositions. For example, in the Rococo period, artists like Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin and Jean-Étienne Liotard began to include porcelain figurines, fine china, and other luxury objects in their still life paintings.

In the modern era, still life painting has continued to be a popular genre among artists, with many famous artists creating notable still life pieces. For example, Paul Cézanne's still life paintings were groundbreaking in their use of color and composition, while Georgia O'Keeffe's still life paintings of flowers were renowned for their close-up, almost abstracted perspective. Andy Warhol's iconic pop art still life pieces, such as his Campbell's Soup Cans, continue to be celebrated for their boldness and pop culture commentary.

Overall, still life painting has a rich and varied history, and continues to be a popular genre among artists today.

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Red Roses in a Japanese Vase on a Gold Velvet Cloth, c.1885/90 by Martin Johnson Heade | Art Print
SKU: 18966-HMJ
Original Size:45.7 x 25.4 cm
Private Collection

Red Rose and Heliotrope in a Vase (Requited and Unrequited Love), c.1871/80 by Martin Johnson Heade | Art Print
SKU: 18965-HMJ
Original Size:48.3 x 22.2 cm
Private Collection

Jacqueminot Roses, c.1883/90 by Martin Johnson Heade | Art Print
SKU: 18964-HMJ
Original Size:50.8 x 30.5 cm
Private Collection

Three Peaches with a Red Admiral Butterfly, n.d. by Adriaen Coorte | Art Print
SKU: 18947-COO
Original Size:28 x 21.2 cm
Private Collection

Still Life of Herring, 1697 by Adriaen Coorte | Art Print
SKU: 18946-COO
Original Size:35.6 x 43 cm
Private Collection

Strawberries in a Chinese Porcelain Bowl, 1704 by Adriaen Coorte | Art Print
SKU: 18945-COO
Original Size:29.5 x 22.5 cm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art California USA

Gooseberries on a Table, 1701 by Adriaen Coorte | Art Print
SKU: 18944-COO
Original Size:29.7 x 22.8 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art Ohio USA

Shells on a Stone Plinth, 1698 by Adriaen Coorte | Art Print
SKU: 18943-COO
Original Size:29 x 22.5 cm
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Netherlands

Three Peaches on a Stone Plinth, 1705 by Adriaen Coorte | Art Print
SKU: 18942-COO
Original Size:28.7 x 21.2 cm
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Netherlands

Four Apricots on a Stone Plinth, 1698 by Adriaen Coorte | Art Print
SKU: 18941-COO
Original Size:28.8 x 21 cm
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Netherlands

A Sprig of Gooseberries on a Stone Plinth, 1699 by Adriaen Coorte | Art Print
SKU: 18940-COO
Original Size:28.7 x 21.2 cm
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Netherlands

A Bowl of Strawberries on a Stone Plinth, 1696 by Adriaen Coorte | Art Print
SKU: 18939-COO
Original Size:29 x 22.3 cm
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Netherlands

Still Life with Asparagus, 1697 by Adriaen Coorte | Art Print
SKU: 18938-COO
Original Size:25 x 20.5 cm
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Netherlands

Still Life with a Hanging Bunch of Grapes, Two Medlars, and a Butterfly, 1687 by Adriaen Coorte | Art Print
SKU: 18937-COO
Original Size:38 x 30.5 cm
National Gallery of Art Washington USA

Still Life with Asparagus and Red Currants, 1696 by Adriaen Coorte | Art Print
SKU: 18936-COO
Original Size:34 x 25 cm
National Gallery of Art Washington USA

Still Life with Wild Strawberries, 1705 by Adriaen Coorte | Art Print
SKU: 18935-COO
Original Size:16.5 x 14 cm
Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery The Hague Netherlands

A Bundle of Asparagus, 1703 by Adriaen Coorte | Art Print
SKU: 18934-COO
Original Size:30 x 23 cm
Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge United Kingdom

Pantry by Candlelight, 1633 by Georg Flegel | Art Print

Pantry by Candlelight 1633

Georg Flegel
Giclée Canvas Print
$63.77
SKU: 18927-FLG
Original Size:72.5 x 60 cm
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe Germany

Bouquet of Flowers, 1714 by Jan van Huysum | Art Print

Bouquet of Flowers 1714

Jan van Huysum
Giclée Canvas Print
$57.70
SKU: 18921-HUY
Original Size:79 x 60.3 cm
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe Germany

Pot Vase with Flowers and Fruits, n.d. by Jan van Huysum | Art Print
SKU: 18920-HUY
Original Size:59 x 51 cm
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe Germany

Fruit Still Life with Stag Beetle and Nest, 1717 by Rachel Ruysch | Art Print
SKU: 18919-RRY
Original Size:65.2 x 54.5 cm
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe Germany

Bouquet, 1715 by Rachel Ruysch | Art Print

Bouquet 1715

Rachel Ruysch
Giclée Canvas Print
$64.04
SKU: 18918-RRY
Original Size:65.3 x 54.7 cm
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe Germany

Still Life with Chestnuts on a Plate, a Clay Pipe and Smoking Accessories, 1678 by Jacob van Walscapelle | Art Print
SKU: 18917-WJV
Original Size:49 x 41 cm
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe Germany

Breakfast Still Life with Crabs on a Pewter Plate, n.d. by Jacob van Walscapelle | Art Print
SKU: 18916-WJV
Original Size:48.5 x 41 cm
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe Germany

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