A still life (plural: still lifes) is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which are either natural (food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, shells, etc.) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, etc.).
With origins in the Middle Ages and Ancient Greco-Roman art, still-life painting emerged as a distinct genre and professional specialization in Western painting by the late 16th century, and has remained significant since then. One advantage of the still-life artform is that it allows an artist a lot of freedom to experiment with the arrangement of elements within a composition of a painting. Still life, as a particular genre, began with Netherlandish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries, and the English term still life derives from the Dutch word stilleven. Early still-life paintings, particularly before 1700, often contained religious and allegorical symbolism relating to the objects depicted. Later still-life works are produced with a variety of media and technology, such as found objects, photography, computer graphics, as well as video and sound.
by Artist Barbara Haviland This is an offering for 5 yellow flowers you can have framed and have displayed in your home. Each one is done with yellows and purples and white. Study in values and compliments, Click to purchase BarbaraHavilandFineArt.com
This floral still life is done in oils and such a lovely composition.Soft yellows and greens,oranges, and blues make this a nice painting for you. The painting measures 16″ x 12″ and comes framed in a simple black frame. The yellow poppies and blue flowers that are sprinkled in are in a blue vase.
title Poppies and a Pear
Medium oils on canvas
Size 16″ x 12″
Framed and signed by Texas Contemporary Artist Barbara Haviland