still life, a pictorial representation of inanimate objects. The term derives from the 17th-century Dutch still-leven, meaning a motionless natural object or objects.
Sections in this article:
- Still Life in the Twentieth Century
- Still Life in the Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries
- Evolution of Still Life
- East Asian Still Life
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