Most famous still life artists. Much pop art such as andy warhols campbells soup cans is based on still life but its true subject is most often the commodified image of the commercial product represented rather than the physical still life object itself. List of the most famous still life paintings in the world listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. Instead of the fruits and vegetables used by baroque and impressionist painters wesselmanns still life paintings depict elements taken from our daily modern life.
As our world evolves new products artefacts and modern media will continue to suggest new avenues for the stylistic development and reinvention of still life as a subject in art. Representing mundane objects such as bowls flowers foodstuffs and other things found in a common household was and still is the main preoccupation of still life artistshowever the means styles and media in which still life can be represented varies significantly. Still life is the genre that the post impressionist master paul cezanne established as equal in stature to landscape or portraiture.
Still life 20 1962 albright knox art gallery. These painters bring life to the most inanimate objects using intense color palettes and great skill. It represents his personal view of the ten best exponents of still life painting.
Still life artists often placed religious symbolism within their artwork which for the most part. Still life continued to be a popular art form and was revived in the 1950s by artists such as andy warhol roy lichtenstein and later on by artists such as judy chicago and keith haring. However pop art in the 1960s and 1970s reversed the trend and created a new form of still life.
The popular still life paintings on this list are considered to be some of the most recognizable works of art on the planet so save yourself a trip to the museum and check. While still life painting can be traced back to the ancient egyptians it was only with the dutch painters of the 17th century dutch golden age that it came into its own as a painting genre. A list of the most famous still life artists with names and images of their masterpieces.
Naturally like any such compilation it reveals more about the personal tastes of the compiler than the still life painters being ranked. Here is a list of the 10 most famous still life paintings by renowned artists of the genre including chardin paul cezanne van gogh and giorgio morandi. Or man made like glasses musical instruments etc.
We have selected some of the most famous and influential pieces of still life art from the early 17th century to the 1950s.