Still Life Art Prints - Page 9

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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Nectarines and Grapes in a Basket, n.d. by Jacob van Hulsdonck | Art Print
SKU: 17842-HUL
Original Size:43.8 x 59.7 cm
Private Collection

Roses in a Glass Vase, c.1640/45 by Jacob van Hulsdonck | Art Print
SKU: 17841-HUL
Original Size:35 x 28.4 cm
Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery The Hague Netherlands

Still Life with Raisins, Apricots and Plums in a Porcelain Dish, 1620s by Jacob van Hulsdonck | Art Print
SKU: 17840-HUL
Original Size:28 x 36 cm
Private Collection

A Still Life of Tulips, c.1615 by Jacob van Hulsdonck | Art Print
SKU: 17839-HUL
Original Size:53 x 40.4 cm
Private Collection

Breakfast, c.1615 by Jacob van Hulsdonck | Art Print

Breakfast c.1615

Jacob van Hulsdonck
Giclée Canvas Print
$59.49
SKU: 17838-HUL
Original Size:49.3 x 64.5 cm
Rijksmuseum Twenthe Enschede Netherlands

Tulips in a Vase, c.1610 by Jacob van Hulsdonck | Art Print
SKU: 17837-HUL
Original Size:55 x 41 cm
Museum Bredius Den Haag Netherlands

Wild Strawberries and a Carnation in a Wan-Li Bowl, c.1620 by Jacob van Hulsdonck | Art Print
SKU: 17836-HUL
Original Size:28.3 x 36.2 cm
National Gallery of Art Washington USA

Still Life with Lemons, Oranges, and a Pomegranate, c.1620/40 by Jacob van Hulsdonck | Art Print
SKU: 17835-HUL
Original Size:42 x 49.5 cm
J. Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles USA

Large Vase with Flowers, c.1912 by Odilon Redon | Art Print
SKU: 17817-RED
Original Size:73 x 54.6 cm
National Gallery of Art Washington USA

Still Life with Fruit and a Dead Hare, 1630s by Frans Snyders | Art Print
SKU: 17792-SFR
Original Size:149.2 x 151.8 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts Michigan USA

Still Life with Peonies, 1884 by Gauguin | Art Print
SKU: 17783-GAP
Original Size:59.7 x 73 cm
National Gallery of Art Washington USA

Flowers in a Glass Vase, 1704 by Rachel Ruysch | Art Print
SKU: 17770-RRY
Original Size:83.8 x 67 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts Michigan USA

Three Pears, c.1878/79 by Cezanne | Art Print

Three Pears c.1878/79

Paul Cezanne
Giclée Canvas Print
$50.09
SKU: 17732-CEZ
Original Size:20 x 25.7 cm
National Gallery of Art Washington USA

Vase of Flowers, c.1900/03 by Cezanne | Art Print

Vase of Flowers c.1900/03

Paul Cezanne
Giclée Canvas Print
$61.28
SKU: 17731-CEZ
Original Size:101 x 81.9 cm
National Gallery of Art Washington USA

Still Life with Oranges, Jars, and Boxes of Sweets, c.1760/65 by Luis Egidio Meléndez | Art Print
SKU: 17698-MLE
Original Size:48.3 x 35.2 cm
Kimbell Art Museum Fort Worth USA

Still Life with Mackerel, 1787 by Vallayer-Coster | Art Print
SKU: 17694-VCA
Original Size:49.5 x 61 cm
Kimbell Art Museum Fort Worth USA

Still Life with Dahlias, Zinnias, Hollyhocks and Plums, c.1835 by Eugène Delacroix | Art Print
SKU: 17627-DEX
Original Size:55 x 65.5 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts Minnesota USA

Floral Still Life, c.1670/90 by Cornelis de Heem | Art Print
SKU: 17608-HEC
Original Size:37 x 27 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts Minnesota USA

The Attributes of the Arts and the Rewards Which Are Accorded Them, 1766 by Chardin | Art Print
SKU: 17601-CHJ
Original Size:113 x 145.4 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts Minnesota USA

An Arrangement with Flowers, n.d. by Georgius van Os | Art Print
SKU: 17600-OSG
Original Size:52.7 x 40.3 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts Minnesota USA

Bowl of Roses on a Marble Table, 1885 by Fantin-Latour | Art Print
SKU: 17581-LHF
Original Size:36.7 x 53.3 cm
The Clark Art Institute Massachusetts USA

Peaches and Grapes, 1894 by Fantin-Latour | Art Print
SKU: 17580-LHF
Original Size:27.3 x 36.4 cm
The Clark Art Institute Massachusetts USA

Still Life with Ewer and Basin, Fruit and Nautilus Cup, c.1660 by Willem Kalf | Art Print
SKU: 17555-WKA
Original Size:111 x 84 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Madrid Spain

Still Life with Porcelain Bowl and Nautilus Cup, 1660 by Willem Kalf | Art Print
SKU: 17554-WKA
Original Size:64 x 56 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Madrid Spain

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