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  • n. A painting of a living object that is stationary.


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  • Laura Glazer , an Albany-based photographer, has documented his efforts since 2009, creating painterly portraits of him at work and still-life photographs of his materials.

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  • Karlsruhe Still but Not Quite Life Fruit and flowers are the most commonly known still-life subjects, but Kunsthalle Karlsruhe focuses a new show on a rarely celebrated subgenre: dead animals.

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  • While many of his peers photographed elaborate still-life compositions and romantic tableaux in addition to their documentary work, Beato did not.

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  • But he brought these "ignudi" crashing down to earth, revamping them as a sequence of sexily insalubrious half-length boys, interacting equally with spectacular still-life elements and with the viewer.

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  • Del Monte was also from northern Italy, with a taste for naturalism and still-life painting.

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  • A painting of a person or a still-life is a two-dimensional representation of three-dimensional reality and therefore infinitely abstract.

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  • The following room at the Getty displays a table set with elaborate silver tureens surrounded by tapestries depicting scenes of the hunt and outdoor collations, and four still-life paintings filled with fruit, flowers and game.

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  • Other works in Christie's sale this time around will include Warhol's Pop riff on the classic still-life, "Four Campbell's Soup Cans," priced to sell for at least $7 million, and Gerhard Richter's blurry-photo Pop painting, "Frau Niepenberg" from 1965, also priced to sell for at least $7 million.

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  • It linked him to tradition, stringed instruments having been a staple of still-life painting in 17th-century Holland and elsewhere.

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  • She handed me the book and I turned the pages, absorbed in the still-life progression of baby to woman.

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