ultcult.com looks at still life – the six most popular paintings that span over 500 years and highlight approaches that evolved with several schools of art
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|Dürer‘s 1503 watercolour Great Piece of Turf, is one of the earliest of today’s best-liked still life paintings. |
Given his great level of realism the various plants in the turf can be identified .
|van Gogh‘s 1889 The Bedroom depicts a room from his ‘Yellow House’ at 2, Place Lamartine in Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône. It is as he had set it up to welcome Gauguin for his stay there,.|
|Cézanne‘s 1893 Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier, marks the maturity of the great still lifes of Cezanne’s middle and late periods.|
|Braque‘s 1909-10 Violin and Palette, shows a Cubist’s view of the compexity of the components of a violin.|
|Vanessa Bell (of the Bloomsbury Group) painted this Still Life On Corner of A Mantlepiece in 1914. It was at her 46 Gordon Square house in London.|
|Yvel‘s 1959 photo-realism oil-on-canvas painting Frites is self explanatory.|