Still Life Paintings(122 items)
Welcome to Novica's Still Life Painting Gallery! We hope you enjoy exploring our still life paintings below:
"Because of our poverty, I wasn't able to attend schools to study the fine arts. I'm self-taught of necessity and by vocation."
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Popular Still Life Paintings
Signed Cubist Still Life Painting from Peru, "Spring Still Life"$759.99
In a delightful cubist style that deconstructs form, Peruvian artist Miriam Chipana paints this still life. A coffee cup rests on a table alongside a bottle and a vase full of spring flowers. Miriam includes seams and lines in her work that give the painting a patchwork appearance. in Spanish.
Bold and Colorful Cubist Still Life Painting, "The Vase and the Fish"$177.99
Internationally-recognized Brazilian artist Ney Cardoso paints this appealing and colorful still life of several vases, some fruit, a mug and a fish. The artist employs a Cubist style and a bold color palette to render the scene, balancing the warm and cool colors with deft ease in this acrylic on canvas painting.
Still Life with Calabash Gourds in Earth Tones, "World of Pots"$587.99
Round containers made of calabash gourds fill the entire canvas with their voluptuous beauty. Seemingly uniform, each individual shape is subtly different. Prince Asher paints a luminous still life as a metaphor. "This is the world where mainland cultures and traditions are hidden and preserved for future generations," he says.
Painting of Calabash Gourds in Earth Tones, "Spirit of Depth"$629.99
Smooth spheres tumble in haphazard array as 13 calabash gourds pose in front of a bright light. Prince Asher captures their voluptuous beauty, highlighting rounded contours with deep shadows. Exploring perspective, the artist conjures a spirit of depth. "The walk through a world that has no end," he muses.
The Still Life Painting
Comprised of natural and man-made elements, the still life has its origins in ancient times. Still life paintings in Egyptian tombs represented objects the dead could use in the afterlife, and decorative arrangements of foodstuffs represented hospitality in Roman villas. Religious symbolism prevailed until artists like Leonardo da Vinci created purely secular compositions around 1495. The still life came into its own in 17th century Europe. Compared to the portrait or landscape, the still life painting gave the artist more freedom to compose a canvas.
From the abstract acrylic painting to the pen and ink drawing, Novica has still life paintings in every style and color scheme. Mexican artist Mauricio Lemus depicts everyday objects in finely detailed black and white. A symbol of West African tradition, calabash gourds spin and whirl in many of Prince Asher's abstracted compositions. Felix Armah Arkutu chooses shields and drums to reflect his Ghanaian heritage.
Brazil's Marisia Salomao's deep, rich colors and bold, free shapes are unabashedly sensuous. Clear, tropical sunshine pervades Shyrley Cabral's impressionist paintings. Peruvian painter Emmanuel strives to capture the scent and flavor of ripe tropical fruits and he does. In contrast, Gavino Aguirre's still life paintings are comprised of pre-Hispanic elements.
Thailand's Vikanda accomplishes a studied hyperrealism, and finds startling beauty in unlikely objects and lucid color. And there's much, much more.
We hope you enjoy exploring our still life paintings from around the world!