History of Still Life

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1. History of Still Life

2. What is Still Life? Still life is the study of inanimate objects such as flowers or fruit

3. Vanitas Latin for ‘emptiness’ or ‘worthlessness’ Comprised of objects that stress the shortness of life. Skulls, candles, flowers, etc.

6. The Low Countries

7. Rachel Ruysch Born: June 3, 1664 Died: August 12, 1750 Female Dutch artist that specialized in still life paintings of flowers. Background is usually dark. Noted for detailed and realistic technique. Father was a botanist.

9. Willem Claesz Heda Born: 1594 Died: 1680 Dutch artist known for exclusively painting still life. Many works include food rather than plants. Most of Heda's paintings are on the European continent, notably in the galleries of Paris, Munich and Vienna.

11. Spain

12. Bodegones Spanish painters also showed appreciation for still lifes. Simply put, they are kitchen still lifes.

13. Francisco de Zurbaran Born: November 7, 1598 Died: August 27, 1664 He is known primarily for his religious paintings of monks, nuns, and martyrs, and for his still-lifes.

15. Luis Melendez Born:1716 Died:1780 Was given little credit during his life, but is recognized today as the greatest Spanish still-life painter of the eighteenth century. Master of texture, light, volume and composition.

17. France

18. Notable French Artists Eugene Delacroix Gustave Courbet Edouard Manet Pierre-Auguste Renoir Paul Cezanne Vincent van Gogh

25. Pierre-Auguste Renoir Born: 1841 Died: 1919 French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style.

27. Paul Cezanne Born:1836 Died:1906 Post-Impressionist work laid foundation of transition from 19th century conception of artist thought of the 20th century.

29. Vincent Van Gogh Born:1853 Died:1890 His paintings are now among the world's best known, most popular and expensive works of art

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