Still Life Paintings(76 items)
NOVICA's Still Life Paintings Gallery showcases one-of-a-kind and limited-edition paintings from artists around the world who seek to capture the essence of objects that do not move or no longer move. Once relegated to the bottom of the paintings category, still lifes evolved in the late nineteenth century as the subject matter for experimental painting styles. Discover these unique works from global artists on paper and canvas.
Popular Still Life Paintings
Signed Geometric Still Life Painting of Flowers (2019), "Flowers IV"$957.99
Working in a modern style, Brazilian artist Goga uses bright colors and geometric shapes to create this beautiful composition. Within a brown vase, orange and blue flowers with geometric petals bloom gloriously. in Portuguese.
Original Signed Brazilian Still Life Painting, "Memories and Memories"$519.99
With her hallmark use of color, Marisia Salomao creates a vibrant still life. Terracotta jars cluster with a bowl of peaches and a vase of white flowers. "The blossoms remind me of moments of happiness," the Brazilian artist confides.
Titled "Lembranças e lembranças" in Portuguese.
Still Life Cubist Painting, "Mirror IV"$439.99
A vase of flowers stands on a polished bureau. Reflected in the mirror, the blossoms seem to multiply in a splendid still life. Marisia Salomao brings cubist elements to this elegant painting as she demonstrates her mastery of form and color.
Titled "Espelho IV" in Portuguese.
Peruvian Still Life Painting, "Smiling at Freedom"$724.99
Seducing all the senses, this exquisite still life juxtaposes shining brass and copper vessels with glorious flowers and succulent fruit. David Fernández demonstrates his vision and expertise in luminous oils. "Its message emanates from the desire to achieve everything we set out to do with style and a spirit of progress," he explains. "In this way, we can be completely happy with our life and feel fulfilled; we can smile at freedom."
Titled "Sonriendo a la libertad" in Spanish.
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!