Definition of Still life

1. Noun. A painting of inanimate objects such as fruit or flowers.

Generic synonyms: Painting, Picture



Definition of Still life

1. Noun. a work of art depicting an arrangement of inanimate objects ¹

2. Noun. (context: cellular automata) A pattern that does not change from one generation to the next. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Still Life Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Still Life

stilets
stiletto
stiletto heel
stilettoed
stilettoes
stilettoing
stilettos
stiling
still
still-born
still-fish
still-hunt
still-life
still and all
still hunt
still life (current term)
still lifes
still room
still water
still water runs deep
still waters run deep
still wine
stillage
stillages
stillatitious
stillatories
stillatory
stillbirth
stillbirths
stillborn

Literary usage of Still life

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1. Charles Kingsley: His Letters and Memoires of His Life by Charles Kingsley (1877)
"BATES, ON MOCKING BUTTERFLIES—WHITCHURCH STILL-LIFE—TOADS IN HOLES— DCL DEGREE AT OXFORD—BISHOP COLENSO—SERMONS ON THE PENTATEUCH—THE WATERBABIES—LETTER ON ..."

2. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1904)
"Best marine study 2d best marine study Best still life study 2d best still life study Best ... 0 2d best pen and ink drawing, still life 1 00 Earle B. ..."

3. Painters, Sculptors, Architects, Engravers, and Their Works: A Handbook by Clara Erskine Clement Waters (1901)
"She went to England, where she had a most flattering reception and constant employment, STILL-LIFE. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"STILL-LIFE, a branch of the art of painting which deals with the portrayal of ... The Renaissance painters did not execute still-life as an independent ..."

5. Outlines of the History of Art by Wilhelm Lübke, Clarence Cook (1877)
"F. LANDSCAPE, ANIMAL, AND FLOWER PAINTING, AND STILL-LIFE. So long as plastic art makes man himself the object of its representations, this very object ..."

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