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Still Lifes – The Touchstone of Painting
Still Lifes – The Touchstone of Painting

Tea With Mondrian by Tom Miller Painting, Acrylic on Canvas 18.0 inch x 24.0 inch $893

According to Musee D’Orsay, the painter Edouard Manet attached great importance to still life, which he considered to be the “touchstone of the painter”. Tired of history painting and of the “pretentious productions” that weighed down contemporary artistic production, he confessed: “A painter can say all he wants to with fruits or flowers, or even clouds. You know, I would like to be the Saint Francis of still life.”

Grapefruits by Paulo Jimenez Painting, Oil on Canvas 40.0 inch x 40.0 inch $4,299

Orange Lines by Dan Fogel Painting, Oil on Canvas 11.0 inch x 14.0 inch (13.0 inch x 16.0 inch framed) $625

According to mymodernmet.com, “A still life (also known by its French title, nature morte) painting is a piece that features an arrangement of inanimate objects as its subject. Usually, these items are set on a table and often include organic objects like fruit and flowers and household items like glassware and textiles. The term “still life” is derived from the Dutch word stilleven, which gained prominence during the 16th century. While it was during this time that the still life gained recognition as a genre, its roots date back to ancient times.”

Enough Rope by Dwayne Wolff Painting, Oil on Canvas 22.0 inch x 28.0 inch $1,550

Do you own a still life painting or photograph? If not, this is a wonderful style of artwork to include in your growing art collection. Shop our collection today on Zatista.

Still Life Vase And Flowers by Seamus Corcoran Painting, Oil on Canvas 22.4 inch (57.0 cm) x 21.7 inch (55.0 cm) $974

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