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One still life is an image ofobjects inanimate.
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Their subjects can be ships, food, flowers, books, dead animals or clothing. A still life can also depict transitory aspects of the life. painters German XIXE century excelled in the painting of dead nature.
Hitoires and types of still lifes
The still life was born with XVIE century, but developed especially from XVIIE century, in the schools of north (Flandres and Holland), very inclined to always represent a real vintage. It was propagated then in Europe, and in France particularly.
Flemish still life cacactérise by:
- full compositions
- the decorative accumulation of the objects, to put in connection with the abundance and the prosperity of the Spanish Netherlands at that time
- the use of large sizes.
Representatives of the large schools
- Frans Snyders
- Pieter Boel