Still-Life Paintings

the aesthetic of the arrangement – visually pleasing pieces of art that look great in any room.

A depiction of inanimate subject matter, such as food, flowers, or tableware.
Popular since the 16th century, still life paintings are admired for their exploration of the shape and form of inanimate objects.
Still-life painting commonly utilized items like lilies, coral, and fruit playing various allegorical roles

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View our collection of contemporary still-life artworks from talented Australian artists.

Still-life artworks can be traced back to antiquity, providing insight to understanding cultures of different eras and regions. Still-life painting commonly utilized items like lilies, coral, and fruit playing various allegorical roles. In addition to giving new life to the opulent table settings of the elite, still life paintings showcased cultural advancements in botanical and scientific discoveries. The genre continued to evolve in the 18th and 19th centuries, but it was not until the radical Modernist shift during the first half of the 20th century that still life painting took on new meaning. Cubism used the still life to question many of the assumptions of depicting objects, while photography gave still-life works an entirely new vehicle.

Discover still-life artworks from SOHO galleries featured artists: Steve Harris, Marisha Mathews, Ross Wilsmore & Onela Keal.