CDR-1140: SR Set: Still Life: History from Incidental Detail to Academic Exercise

Still life studies emerged from details in larger compositions: food and vessels scattered on a banquet table; tools laid out in a carpenter's shop, or product goods in a market. These 'proto' still lifes appear in Egyptian wall paintings and reliefs, in Roman reliefs and mosaics and even in the marginalia of medieval manuscripts. The practice of including these detailed studies continued into the Renaissance and was particularly significant as part of iconographic programs of northern painters. These early incidental or transitional examples of formed the foundation for the still life genre that would emerge in the 16th century. Classic Dutch paintings of luxury food items, silver, and glass piled high on a table have now morphed into an academic exercise practiced by painters of every persuasion in the 20th century.



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Title: Still Life with Oysters, Lemons and Grapes
Creator(s): Cornelis de Heem
Description: detail of lemon, pewter, oysters
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life with Oysters, Lemons and Grapes
Creator(s): Cornelis de Heem
Description: Oil on panel. View: close detail of oysters, grapes, pewter, brushwork
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life with Birds
Creator(s): Melchior de Hondecoeter
Vendor: Toledo Museum of Art
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Title: Still Life with Peapods and Insects
Creator(s): Jan van Kessel II
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life with Fruit and Japanese Bowl
Creator(s): Cornelis de Heem
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life with Fruit and Japanese Bowl
Creator(s): Cornelis de Heem
Description: central detail
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life with Fruit and Japanese Bowl
Creator(s): Cornelis de Heem
Description: detail with porcelain bowl, cherries, peach
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life
Creator(s): Willem Claesz. Heda
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life
Creator(s): Willem Claesz. Heda
Description: bread, silver, glass
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life
Creator(s): Willem Claesz. Heda
Description: lemon, silver, glass
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life with Bird's Nest
Creator(s): Jan Davidsz. de Heem
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life with Bird's Nest
Creator(s): Jan Davidsz. de Heem
Description: lower right: bird's nest, moth, grapes
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life
Creator(s): Willem Kalf
Vendor: Davis Art Images
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Title: Large Still Life with Parrot
Creator(s): Jan Davidsz. de Heem
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Large Still Life with Parrot
Creator(s): Jan Davidsz. de Heem
Description: still life
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Large Still Life with Parrot
Creator(s): Jan Davidsz. de Heem
Description: decanter, oysters and fruit
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life with Fruit and Animals
Creator(s): Rachel Ruysch
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life with Fruit and Animals
Creator(s): Rachel Ruysch
Description: center detail with fruit, nest with eggs, lizard
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life with Fruit and Animals
Creator(s): Rachel Ruysch
Description: close-up detail with lizard licking egg
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Flower Piece
Creator(s): Rachel Ruysch
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Flower Piece
Creator(s): Rachel Ruysch
Description: close detail of flowers
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Breakfast Still Life
Creator(s): Jean-Siméon Chardin
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Trompe-l'Oeil with Wine; Allegory of Taste
Creator(s): Bernardo Llorente Germán
Description: Total
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life with Ham
Creator(s): Anne Vallayer-Coster
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life with Bottle
Creator(s): Anne Vallayer-Coster
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: The Death of Marat (replica)
Creator(s): Jacques-Louis David
Description: Oil on canvas. View: hand, inkwell, pen, letter from Charlotte Corday
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Nff-0711a
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Title: Portrait of M. Philibert Riviere
Creator(s): Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Description: close detail of still life
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life with Fruit
Creator(s): James Peale
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life with Fruit
Creator(s): James Peale
Description: pears, apple, grapes, peaches
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life with Cake
Creator(s): Raphaelle Peale
Vendor: Davis Art Images
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Title: Egg Salad
Creator(s): Unknown
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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Title: Tomatoes, Fruit, and Flowers
Creator(s): Unknown
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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Title: Plate of Peaches
Creator(s): Henri Fantin-Latour
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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Title: Portrait of Emile Zola
Creator(s): Éduard Manet
Description: still life, pictures in background
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Collector of Prints
Creator(s): Edgar Degas
Description: Detail of the Collector; bulletin board with Japanese fabrics
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Study of Nut Shells, roots, etc.
Creator(s): Jules Ferdinand Jacquemart
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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Title: Still Life with House Altar, Bible, Crucifix and Rosary
Creator(s): Wilhelmine Schwanck
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life with a Writing Table
Creator(s): William Michael Harnett
Vendor: Davis Art Images
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Title: Still Life with Soup Tureen, Wine Bottle, Apples
Creator(s): Paul Cézanne
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life with Soup Tureen, Wine Bottle, Apples
Creator(s): Paul Cézanne
Description: soup tureen, wine bottle
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.