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Still Life Art is Still Alive

by Yvette Depaepe

There’s something really inviting about a great still life image.  It is almost like a little window into the life of someone from another time and place.

Still life is generally defined as a collection of inanimate objects arranged together in a specific way.

The objects chosen for a still life often have a special meaning, either on a personal, cultural, social, religious or philosophical level. The themes surrounding the artwork often provoke introspection and reflection in the viewer. The way that the objects are depicted can evoke a wide variety of emotions, depending on their arrangement, as well as the lighting, and colour choice. These are all things to take into account when viewing a still life artwork.


"Grapes" by Christophe Verot

Still life photography has its roots in the centuries-old tradition of still life painting. The painters planned their work down to the last detail - selecting, arranging, and lighting objects in ways that are not only pleasing to the eye, but that communicate a unique, artistic vision. Today’s masters still life photographers are as meticulous in their preparations as the painters, but are far more experimental in terms of subject matter, mood, and composition, creating inventive images that can both surprise and inspire us.

When photography originated, exposures had to be quite long, so photographing static objects was the ideal subject matter. However, as the technology developed, the fascination for capturing still life has remained and is still one of the most viable photographic genres today.

Some members of the 1x community are true masters in this genre.
Be amazed by this compilation of outstanding still life images by great artist photographers.


“With a pumpkin” by  Stanislav  Aristov

“With a basket of lilacs” by Татьяна Скороход


“Still life with old vine” by UstinaGreen


"The bedroom" by Delphine Devos


“Chamomile” by Mystic Light (Piga&Catalano)


“Pears” by Mandy Disher


“Equilibrium” by BrigBarkow


“Autumn Reverie” by Margaret Halaby



“Morning Light” by Sophie Pan



“I Love Wine! V” by Alessandro Fabiano



“Ivy” by Kristina Oveckova


“Industrial Bloom” by Jon Kinney


“Crystal Ball Gazing” by Jacqueline Hammer


“Hollyhocks and Pears” by Mary Ann Andrews


“Cézanne's apples” by Margareth Perfoncio


”Come On, Catch Up” by Paul Wullum


“Festive” by Shogun

“Geropogon Ttime” by saleh swid


“**II*” by Dimitar Lazarov-Dim


“The big family (ii)” by Amador Funes


“The “u”” by Vangelis Makris


“Stopping The Time” by Lenka


“Tulip” by Sarah Brooke


“Green apples” by marie-anne stas


“Still life#2” by René Greiner

“Still life with pear” by Luiz Laercio


“The past” by Deborah Gugeri


“Red” by Anna Klinkosz


Dear Yvette, Thank you very much!
Wow!!! We are super happy to be in this gallery with so bravissimi colleagues . Thank Yvette for this opportunity to show our work.
Thank you very much dear Yvette for including my photograph, it is an honor ^_^
Thanks, Massimo! Of course, all credits go to the artists in this gallery. Cheers, Yvette
Thank you, Yvette, for the inclusion of my photo in this wonderful gallery of images. Very proud to be part of it.
It was a pleasure to compose this gallery, Deborah. Congrats for being part of it... my pleasure. Cheers, Yvette
Thank you, Yvette, for including my image ”Come On, Catch Up” in this fine collection of Still Life photographs. The term that I prefer for my setup compositions is 'Staged Life'.
Thanks for your appreciation (and for using your gorgeous image), dear Paul. In Dutch we used to call still life "stilstaand leven" or "stagnant life". I really like your expression "Staged Life' ;-) Best greetings, Yvette
Congratulations and thanks to all the artists in this wonderful gallery. Cheers, Yvette
Lenka PRO
Great article and a beautiful gallery Yvette! I'm very happy to see the entry dedicated to still life photography and thank you for including my picture in it :-)
My pleasure to include your picture, Lenka. I loved working on this article to put Still Life Art in the spotlights.
Amazing selection of photos, Yvette! I am honored that my photo is included in it!
Thanks to you for using your photo in this gallery, Dimitar ;-) Best greetings, Yvette
Merci beaucoup Yvette pour cette très belle galerie de photos, je suis heureux qu'une de mes photos y soit. Salutations
Tout le plaisir est pour moi, Crois-moi. Merci de ton commentaire chaleureux. Yvette
Wonderful photos that generate a chill feeling!
Thanks for your appreciation, Marius. Cheers, Yvette