Most famous still life painters. His still lifes portray elements of the modern world rather that the fruits and vegetables of previous generation artists of the genre. Instead of the fruits and vegetables used by baroque and impressionist painters wesselmanns still life paintings depict elements taken from our daily modern life. 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.
List of the most famous still life paintings in the world listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. Still life is the genre that the post impressionist master paul cezanne established as equal in stature to landscape or portraiture. 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.
It also holds the record for the most expensive still life painting ever sold at an auction. Among the most popular works in pop art is tom wesselmanns still life series. We have selected some of the most famous and influential pieces of still life art from the early 17th century to the 1950s.
Naturally like any such compilation it reveals more about the personal tastes of the compiler than the still life painters being ranked. Though most still lifes after 1600 were relatively small paintings a crucial stage in the development of the genre was the tradition mostly centred on antwerp of the monumental still life which were large paintings that included great spreads of still life material with figures and often animalsthis was a development by pieter aertsen whose a meat stall with the holy family giving alms. This work still life 30 is a combination of painting sculpture and collage of commercial labels tom found on the street.
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. The murder by paul cezanne. It represents his personal view of the ten best exponents of still life painting.
This work is the most celebrated still life painting of cezanne. This list of famous still life artists has been compiled by our editor neil collins ma llb. 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.
Still life 20 1962 albright knox art gallery. Wesselmanns bright still life paintings are one of the icons of the pop art movement.