Most famous still lifes. The paintings are well known for depicting the natural beauty of the flowers and for their vibrant colors. This work still life 30 is a combination of painting sculpture and collage of commercial labels tom found on the street. 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.
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. Still life 20 1962 albright knox art gallery. Instead of the fruits and vegetables used by baroque and impressionist painters wesselmanns still life paintings depict elements taken from our daily modern life.
Vincent van gogh is considered a master of still life paintings and his series of paintings on sunflowers rank among the most famous still life paintings ever created. We have selected some of the most famous and influential pieces of still life art from the early 17th century to the 1950s. His still lifes portray elements of the modern world rather that the fruits and vegetables of previous generation artists of the genre.