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Famous Still Life Paintings


Famous Still Life Paintings Gallery

Willem Kalf, Still Life with an Aquamanile Fruit and a Nautilus Cup, ca. 1660.

The term "still life" (Spanish: "bodegón", also "naturaleza muerta"; French: "Nature morte") is used to describe an inanimate painting of subjects like: flowers (bouquet), vases, jars, fruits, bottles, shells, dead animals, glasses, jewelery, objets d'art, jewelry boxes, opera glasses, gloves, books, familiar objects, knifes, etc. While still life painting can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians, it was only with the Dutch painters of the 17th century (Dutch Golden Age) that it came into its own as a painting genre. [1] Still life is the genre that the Post-Impressionist master Paul Cezanne established as equal in stature to landscape or portraiture. [2]

Raphaelle Peale (1774-1825), son of Charles Willson Peale, was America's first professional still-life painter. [3] Early American still-life painters also included John Johnston (ca. 1753-1818), Charles Bird King (1785–1862), and John F. Francis (1808–1886).

Francisco de Zurbarán, Tazas y vasos, 1633.
Jan Bruegel the Elder, Bouquet, 1599.
Still Life with Flowers by Willem van Aelst, 1665.
Heinrich Uhl (1882-1915), Stillleben, 1910.
Raoul Dufy, Anemones, 1937.


By Paul Cézanne


Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier.


By Early American Still Life painters


By William Harnet

Still Life with Three Castles.


By old Dutch painters


The Dutch painter Jan van Huysum (1682-1749), was an artist widely admired by Dutch and German still-life painters of the nineteenth century. [4]


By Three Spanish Masters


See also

Pierre Dupuis, Nature morte aux prunes et aux abricots, XVII c.


Willem Claeszoon Heda, Nachtisch, 1637.
Eugene Delacroix, Nature morte aux homards, 1826-1827.
Jean-Frédéric Bazille, Fleurs, 1869-1870.
Daniel Soreau, Fruit Basket.
Isaak Soreau, Basket with fruit and plum leaves, 1640.
Luis Meléndez, Still Life with Melon and Pears, ca. 1772.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, A Bouquet of Roses, 1879.

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Moss Roses in a Vase by Edouard Manet.


THREE FRENCH MASTERPIECES

Apples and Grapes by Claude Monet.
Flowers in a Vase by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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