still life


still life

noun

: a painting, drawing, etc., of a carefully arranged group of objects (such as flowers and fruit); also : the art or activity of making still lifes

plural still lifes

Full Definition of STILL LIFE

1
:  a picture consisting predominantly of inanimate objects
2
:  the category of graphic arts concerned with inanimate subject matter

Examples of STILL LIFE

  1. an exhibit of still lifes
  2. She prefers portraiture to still life.

First Known Use of STILL LIFE

1695

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