Still life

Photography, Untitled #72, Richard Caldicott

Untitled #72

Richard Caldicott

Photography - 127 x 101.6 cm Photography - 50 x 40 inch

$11,617

Painting, Venus, Françoise Danel

Venus

Françoise Danel

Painting - 120 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 47.2 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,702

Painting, Cherries and Roses, Ania Pieniazek

Cherries and Roses

Ania Pieniazek

Painting - 70 x 60 x 10 cm Painting - 27.6 x 23.6 x 3.9 inch

$1,148

Painting, Red Flowers à la fenêtre, Julien Cuny

Red Flowers à la fenêtre

Julien Cuny

Painting - 146 x 114 x 2 cm Painting - 57.5 x 44.9 x 0.8 inch

$2,837 $2,270

Painting, Azureish White, Peipei Li

Azureish White

Peipei Li

Painting - 30.48 x 40.64 x 3 cm Painting - 12 x 16 x 1.2 inch

$851

Painting, Still Life With a Cat, Mateos Sargsyan

Still Life With a Cat

Mateos Sargsyan

Painting - 65 x 48 x 2 cm Painting - 25.6 x 18.9 x 0.8 inch

$1,500

Painting, Wildflowers on linen, Yehor Dulin

Wildflowers on linen

Yehor Dulin

Painting - 70 x 60 x 1.8 cm Painting - 27.6 x 23.6 x 0.7 inch

$1,800

Painting, Bouquet de lilas, Gabriel Riesnert

Bouquet de lilas

Gabriel Riesnert

Painting - 30 x 30 x 2 cm Painting - 11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch

$908

Photography, Museum Flowers, Giorgi Shengelia

Museum Flowers

Giorgi Shengelia

Photography - 17 x 17 x 0.01 cm Photography - 6.7 x 6.7 x 0 inch

$2,951

Painting, Composition interieure, Sophie Dumont

Composition interieure

Sophie Dumont

Painting - 60 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$2,724

Painting, Strawberries filled, Michael Gorban

Strawberries filled

Michael Gorban

Painting - 20 x 33 x 2 cm Painting - 7.9 x 13 x 0.8 inch

$1,504 $1,354

Painting, Still life of unnecessary objects, Elena Chulkova

Still life of unnecessary objects

Elena Chulkova

Painting - 70 x 90 x 2 cm Painting - 27.6 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch

$2,270

Fine Art Drawings, Nappe rouge, Jacques Despierre

Nappe rouge

Jacques Despierre

Fine Art Drawings - 50 x 33 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 13 x 0 inch

$1,135

Painting, Crimson Harvest, Narek Qochunc

Crimson Harvest

Narek Qochunc

Painting - 20 x 24 x 2 cm Painting - 7.9 x 9.4 x 0.8 inch

$120

Fine Art Drawings, Chat gourmand, Francine Van Hove

Chat gourmand

Francine Van Hove

Fine Art Drawings - 44 x 85.5 x 1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 17.3 x 33.7 x 0.4 inch

$8,739

Painting, The empty chairs, Susana Mata

The empty chairs

Susana Mata

Painting - 95 x 110 x 4 cm Painting - 37.4 x 43.3 x 1.6 inch

$3,405

Painting, Blossoming Delight, Hrach Baghdasaryan

Blossoming Delight

Hrach Baghdasaryan

Painting - 30 x 24 x 2 cm Painting - 11.8 x 9.4 x 0.8 inch

$199

Painting, Sans titre, Meteo Meteo

Sans titre

Meteo Meteo

Painting - 29.7 x 21 x 0.2 cm Painting - 11.7 x 8.3 x 0.1 inch

$131

Painting, Apples From My Garden, Nino Nasidze

Apples From My Garden

Nino Nasidze

Painting - 40 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 15.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,475

Painting, Composition symboliste, Jean-Claude Janet

Composition symboliste

Jean-Claude Janet

Painting - 90 x 116 x 2 cm Painting - 35.4 x 45.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,873

Painting, Ma pivoine, Autonne

Ma pivoine

Autonne

Painting - 40 x 40 x 2 cm Painting - 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,021

Painting, Chrysanthemum Splendor, Kamo Atoyan

Chrysanthemum Splendor

Kamo Atoyan

Painting - 80 x 100 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$1,100

Sculpture, Emballages, Angélique

Emballages

Angélique

Sculpture - 45 x 32 x 32 cm Sculpture - 17.7 x 12.6 x 12.6 inch

$4,540

Painting, The Heat, Ladislav Majoroši

The Heat

Ladislav Majoroši

Painting - 100 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$2,156

Painting, Taula al jardí, Albert Alís

Taula al jardí

Albert Alís

Painting - 46 x 55 x 3 cm Painting - 18.1 x 21.7 x 1.2 inch

$1,475

Painting, Untitled, Pablo Gago

Untitled

Pablo Gago

Painting - 33 x 24 x 0.3 cm Painting - 13 x 9.4 x 0.1 inch

$1,134

Painting, Flowers, Giovanni Antoci

Flowers

Giovanni Antoci

Painting - 81 x 61 x 0.79 cm Painting - 31.9 x 24 x 0.3 inch

$567

Fine Art Drawings, 7 Pink Roses, Iryna Antoniuk

7 Pink Roses

Iryna Antoniuk

Fine Art Drawings - 39 x 29 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 15.4 x 11.4 x 0 inch

$624

Print, Nature Morte, Fruite et Couleurs (1), Brooke Range

Nature Morte, Fruite et Couleurs (1)

Brooke Range

Print - 100 x 80 x 3 cm Print - 39.4 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch

$908

Painting, Bouquet, Taro Takikawa

Bouquet

Taro Takikawa

Painting - 35 x 20.5 x 2 cm Painting - 13.8 x 8.1 x 0.8 inch

$1,396

Print, Les poissons, Louis Marcoussis

Les poissons

Louis Marcoussis

Print - 40 x 54.5 x 0.1 cm Print - 15.7 x 21.5 x 0 inch

$556

Painting, Chaise I, Benoît Tranchant

Chaise I

Benoît Tranchant

Painting - 40 x 40 x 2 cm Painting - 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

$794

Painting, Bisous, marguerites, supercheris, Marion Charlet

Bisous, marguerites, supercheris

Marion Charlet

Painting - 162 x 130 x 4 cm Painting - 63.8 x 51.2 x 1.6 inch

$11,917

Painting, Beau bouquet, Jean-Louis Berger

Beau bouquet

Jean-Louis Berger

Painting - 55 x 33 x 2 cm Painting - 21.7 x 13 x 0.8 inch

$1,512

Painting, Nature morte, Clemente Tafuri

Nature morte

Clemente Tafuri

Painting - 36.5 x 65 x 2 cm Painting - 14.4 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,593

Painting, Introspection 6, Benedicte Caillat

Introspection 6

Benedicte Caillat

Painting - 34 x 25 x 1.5 cm Painting - 13.4 x 9.8 x 0.6 inch

$1,362

Painting, Fruit and Floral Delight, Arman Hayrapetyan

Fruit and Floral Delight

Arman Hayrapetyan

Painting - 80 x 72 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 28.3 x 0.8 inch

$3,000

Painting, Wet'n Wild, Jacinthe Rivard

Wet'n Wild

Jacinthe Rivard

Painting - 77 x 77 x 4 cm Painting - 30.3 x 30.3 x 1.6 inch

$2,684

Painting, Composition with Still life, Tamar Nazaryan

Composition with Still life

Tamar Nazaryan

Painting - 50 x 40 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

$600

Painting, Espresso Elegance, Gevorg Martirosyan

Espresso Elegance

Gevorg Martirosyan

Painting - 25 x 25 x 2 cm Painting - 9.8 x 9.8 x 0.8 inch

$600

Photography, Hotel Chelsea, New York. Room 822, Victoria Cohen

Hotel Chelsea, New York. Room 822

Victoria Cohen

Photography - 67.6 x 101.6 x 0.3 cm Photography - 26.6 x 40 x 0.1 inch

$3,200

Painting, Sound of Silence, Max Rodéo

Sound of Silence

Max Rodéo

Painting - 90 x 73 x 2 cm Painting - 35.4 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch

$2,724

Painting, Sketch of Seeds, Adéle du Plessis

Sketch of Seeds

Adéle du Plessis

Painting - 60 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,419

Painting, The Scent of Tulips, Lilith Tonakanyan

The Scent of Tulips

Lilith Tonakanyan

Painting - 60 x 70 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,200

Painting, Les fleurs du bien, MAM

Les fleurs du bien

MAM

Painting - 80 x 60 x 4 cm Painting - 31.5 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch

$1,362 $1,226

Painting, Abstract flowers n°3 - Italian painting & frame, Paolo Massimo Abrans

Abstract flowers n°3 - Italian painting & frame

Paolo Massimo Abrans

Painting - 36 x 30 x 1 cm Painting - 14.2 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch

$369

Sculpture, A ship, Petya Deneva

A ship

Petya Deneva

Sculpture - 30.5 x 12.5 x 40.5 cm Sculpture - 12 x 4.9 x 15.9 inch

$1,748

Painting, The Playground, Teona Yamanidze

The Playground

Teona Yamanidze

Painting - 130 x 130 x 4 cm Painting - 51.2 x 51.2 x 1.6 inch

$7,944

Sculpture, Home Sweet Home, Emmanuelle Van Laere NEL-14512

Home Sweet Home

Emmanuelle Van Laere NEL-14512

Sculpture - 45 x 35 x 35 cm Sculpture - 17.7 x 13.8 x 13.8 inch

$4,313

Painting, Zebra Chair, Matt Lively

Zebra Chair

Matt Lively

Painting - 18.4 x 18.4 x 5.1 cm Painting - 7.25 x 7.25 x 2 inch

$1,750

Fine Art Drawings, Composition, Robert G. Schmidt

Composition

Robert G. Schmidt

Fine Art Drawings - 28 x 21 x 0.4 cm Fine Art Drawings - 11 x 8.3 x 0.2 inch

$454

Fine Art Drawings, Composition, Henri Wormser

Composition

Henri Wormser

Fine Art Drawings - 24 x 16 x 0.3 cm Fine Art Drawings - 9.4 x 6.3 x 0.1 inch

$454

Painting, Still Life, Mustapha Yehya

Still Life

Mustapha Yehya

Painting - 24 x 21 x 0.5 cm Painting - 9.4 x 8.3 x 0.2 inch

$250

Painting, Red Composition, Kajazun (Kajo) Avetisyan

Red Composition

Kajazun (Kajo) Avetisyan

Painting - 12 x 12 cm Painting - 4.7 x 4.7 inch

$148

Painting, Cup of coffee and tangerine, Irina Trushkova

Cup of coffee and tangerine

Irina Trushkova

Painting - 25 x 35 x 2 cm Painting - 9.8 x 13.8 x 0.8 inch

$1,589

Painting, Flowers in an antique vase, Natalie Shiporina

Flowers in an antique vase

Natalie Shiporina

Painting - 5 x 5 x 2 cm Painting - 2 x 2 x 0.8 inch

$1,475

Painting, Flowers, Michael Milkin

Flowers

Michael Milkin

Painting - 61 x 61 x 2.5 cm Painting - 24 x 24 x 1 inch

$7,800

Print, Bouquet de fleurs rouges, Maurice Vlaminck

Bouquet de fleurs rouges

Maurice Vlaminck

Print - 38 x 28 x 1 cm Print - 15 x 11 x 0.4 inch

$1,078

Painting, Lanterne et pain, Franz Priking

Lanterne et pain

Franz Priking

Painting - 73 x 92.5 x 2 cm Painting - 28.7 x 36.4 x 0.8 inch

$4,524

Fine Art Drawings, Bouquet de fleurs, Albert Marquet

Bouquet de fleurs

Albert Marquet

Fine Art Drawings - 16 x 10.7 x 1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 6.3 x 4.2 x 0.4 inch

$2,837

Painting, Nostalgic Horse Toys, Abgar Khachatryan

Nostalgic Horse Toys

Abgar Khachatryan

Painting - 70 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 27.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$750

Painting, Tulips, Mark Nimoda

Tulips

Mark Nimoda

Painting - 55 x 46 x 2 cm Painting - 21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch

$1,362

Painting, Fleurs multicolores, Gaëlle Kondrat

Fleurs multicolores

Gaëlle Kondrat

Painting - 48 x 39 x 2 cm Painting - 18.9 x 15.4 x 0.8 inch

$182

Fine Art Drawings, Tant que mes yeux pourront larmes espandre, Jen-chih Yu

Tant que mes yeux pourront larmes espandre

Jen-chih Yu

Fine Art Drawings - 65 x 150 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 25.6 x 59.1 x 0 inch

$4,767

Sculpture, Image drawing on glass in blue, Jenny Owens

Image drawing on glass in blue

Jenny Owens

Sculpture - 27 x 27.5 x 2 cm Sculpture - 10.6 x 10.8 x 0.8 inch

$1,078

Painting, Scalata, Tamara Bellarte

Scalata

Tamara Bellarte

Painting - 60 x 70 x 3 cm Painting - 23.6 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch

$339

Painting, Cerámica, Francesc Casademont

Cerámica

Francesc Casademont

Painting - 65 x 54 x 3 cm Painting - 25.6 x 21.3 x 1.2 inch

$1,702

Print, Untitled, Manuel Gómez

Untitled

Manuel Gómez

Print - 76 x 56 cm Print - 29.9 x 22 inch

$378

Fine Art Drawings, Deux femme dansantes en intérieur, José Caballero

Deux femme dansantes en intérieur

José Caballero

Fine Art Drawings - 33.5 x 47.5 x 0.3 cm Fine Art Drawings - 13.2 x 18.7 x 0.1 inch

$3,117

Painting, Gants noir, Georges Darel

Gants noir

Georges Darel

Painting - 40.5 x 32.5 x 1.5 cm Painting - 15.9 x 12.8 x 0.6 inch

$1,198

Print, Untitled, Luisa García-Muro

Untitled

Luisa García-Muro

Print - 47 x 59 cm Print - 18.5 x 23.2 inch

$252

Painting, Epis de maïs, Piero Poraccia

Epis de maïs

Piero Poraccia

Painting - 50 x 69 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 27.2 x 0.8 inch

$1,430

Painting, Oursin 1, Jean-Louis Audibert

Oursin 1

Jean-Louis Audibert

Painting - 50 x 73 x 1 cm Painting - 19.7 x 28.7 x 0.4 inch

$1,362

Painting, Grammy, Peter Max

Grammy

Peter Max

Painting - 121.92 x 91.44 x 2.54 cm Painting - 48 x 36 x 1 inch

$250,000

Painting, La cafetière bleue, Magali Palatan

La cafetière bleue

Magali Palatan

Painting - 38 x 46 x 2.5 cm Painting - 15 x 18.1 x 1 inch

$670

Painting, Cuivre et fruits, A. Bally

Cuivre et fruits

A. Bally

Painting - 44.5 x 59 x 0.5 cm Painting - 17.5 x 23.2 x 0.2 inch

$1,163

Painting, Capucines, Maurice Asselin

Capucines

Maurice Asselin

Painting - 41 x 33 x 2 cm Painting - 16.1 x 13 x 0.8 inch

$1,477

Painting, Cropped Iris Diptych (1), Kathleen Ney

Cropped Iris Diptych (1)

Kathleen Ney

Painting - 61 x 91.4 x 1.3 cm Painting - 24 x 36 x 0.5 inch

$2,400

Painting, Eternal Moments: Bird and Timepiece, Ara Gasparyan

Eternal Moments: Bird and Timepiece

Ara Gasparyan

Painting - 50 x 30 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch

$480

Painting, Myth, Philippa Brück

Myth

Philippa Brück

Painting - 200 x 180 x 3 cm Painting - 78.7 x 70.9 x 1.2 inch

$11,917

Print, Le Petit déjeuner, Samuel Buri

Le Petit déjeuner

Samuel Buri

Print - 57.5 x 77 cm Print - 22.6 x 30.3 inch

$284

Painting, Wild flowers, Volodymyr Kolesnyk

Wild flowers

Volodymyr Kolesnyk

Painting - 65 x 83 x 2.5 cm Painting - 25.6 x 32.7 x 1 inch

$1,589

Painting, At the End of the Day, Natia Sapanadze

At the End of the Day

Natia Sapanadze

Painting - 44 x 33 x 2 cm Painting - 17.3 x 13 x 0.8 inch

$2,156

Painting, Amsterdam nature morte, Cyrille Alanne

Amsterdam nature morte

Cyrille Alanne

Painting - 60 x 45 x 1 cm Painting - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.4 inch

$556

Painting, Souvenirs, Daniel Riberzani

Souvenirs

Daniel Riberzani

Painting - 24 x 33 x 3 cm Painting - 9.4 x 13 x 1.2 inch

$454

Photography, Affiche Grise, Paris, Ignacio Barrios

Affiche Grise, Paris

Ignacio Barrios

Photography - 100 x 75 x 3.5 cm Photography - 39.4 x 29.5 x 1.4 inch

$2,043

Painting, Deux bouquets, Jean Commère

Deux bouquets

Jean Commère

Painting - 162 x 130 x 4 cm Painting - 63.8 x 51.2 x 1.6 inch

$15,889

Sculpture, Impact, Jean-Luc Maniouloux

Impact

Jean-Luc Maniouloux

Sculpture - 70 x 35 x 11 cm Sculpture - 27.6 x 13.8 x 4.3 inch

$5,448

Photography, Recordings IV, Javier Rey

Recordings IV

Javier Rey

Photography - 80 x 46 x 0.1 cm Photography - 31.5 x 18.1 x 0 inch

$1,300

Painting, My garden had a party and i wasn't invited, Valérie Butters

My garden had a party and i wasn't invited

Valérie Butters

Painting - 48 x 48 x 2 cm Painting - 18.9 x 18.9 x 0.8 inch

$5,221

Painting, Marine à l'aube d'une nouvelle journée, Jacques Gorde

Marine à l'aube d'une nouvelle journée

Jacques Gorde

Painting - 46 x 55 x 3 cm Painting - 18.1 x 21.7 x 1.2 inch

$1,691

Fine Art Drawings, Dandelions, Karina Lara

Dandelions

Karina Lara

Fine Art Drawings - 16 x 16 cm Fine Art Drawings - 6.3 x 6.3 inch

$295

Sculpture, Death and taxes 2, Imbue

Death and taxes 2

Imbue

Sculpture - 15 x 15 x 21 cm Sculpture - 5.9 x 5.9 x 8.3 inch

$2,270

Still life

Although at its heart a classic subject, the still life was the preferred approach of Cézanne, the artist who paved the way for art to enter its most modern phase. From Cubism to Hyperrealism via Pop art, sculpture, and photography, almost all art forms have been at some point shown that it is still possible to breathe new life into this age old theme.


Be it completely de-structured, funny, classic, or minimalist, the contemporary still life is far from old fashioned, despite the fact that it boasts a long, celebrated history.


Let's take a closer look at this theme that recurs so often across art history… even in antiquity, Pliny had already written about a painter called Piraikos, known for his paintings of 'provisions for cooking', and the optical illusions of Zeuxis, from which it was said that birds would try to pick off the raisins because they looked so real. The conventional still life as we know it today, however, dates back to the 17th century, where it developed in Holland under strict aesthetic codes.


Generally, oils on canvas were the preferred method for representing inanimate objects of varying types (lots of fruit, fish, game…) and flowers. The colours were muted, the background a monochromic black, the atmosphere heavy, and the light at a steep diagonal angle. There were few elements but they were precisely arranged and loaded with religious symbolism.


Even though still life was never considered a genre in its own right, almost all of the great masters have tried their hand at it at some point or other. Across the 19th century, all the art movements went through a still life phase: romanticism, impressionism, symbolism… and under the brushes of Degas, Cézanne, Monet, etc., still life evolved.


Little by little, artists added colours, erased the biblical references and replaced them with everyday objects in ever greater numbers: cooking utensils, cups of coffee, gas lamps, musical instruments…


In the 20th century, modern art once more dusted off this 'boring' subject, and began to play with its strict codes. From cubism to pop art to surrealism, all of the artistic movements made their mark on still life. Bit by bit, they took it to pieces and rebuilt it, moving ever closer to the contemporary still life, which has little to do with the original genre except for its central theme.


After his separation from Olga Khokhlova in 1936, Pablo Picasso painted 'Still Life Under a Lamp' whose plastic elements suggested themes that would later be developed in his famous 'Guernica' the following year. Pale lamplight dominates the triangular composition in the centre of the canvas and the arms of the antique sculpture appear to be on the verge of falling off the table. Although the piece altogether seems to move away from the classic still life, it maintains the traditional heavy atmosphere.  


In 1956 the Catalan surrealist painter Salvador Dali painted 'Living Still Life' in his typical humorous style. The canvas – divided in two to represent night and day – shows a table on a balcony. The elements (wine, water, a pear, a knife…) are in motion, or rather levitating, as though someone has just struck the tabletop.


Artsper invites you to explore a range of contemporary still life pieces that are both traditional and surprising in our unique selection. Discover the work of Syvie Andlauer Baruch, Gonzalo Sicre, Zbigniew Wozniak, and many more… 

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