A still life is a work of art depicting inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, plants and natural
substances like rocks) or man-made (drinking glasses, cigarettes, pipes, hotdogs
and so on) in an artificial setting. Popular in Western art since the 17th century,
still life paintings give the artist more leeway in the arrangement of design
elements within a composition than do paintings of other types of subjects such as
landscape or portraiture.
Photo: Large stalagmites in a Vitenam cave
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