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Examples of still life pictures by artists born between 1851 and 1900:

 

 

see thumbnail to leftVincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890), Sunflowers, 1887, oil on canvas, 17 x 24 inches (43.2 x 61 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. See Post-Impressionism.

 

 

Vincent van Gogh, Vase with Twelve Sunflowers, August 1888 (Arles), oil on canvas, Bayerische Statsgemäldesammlungen, F 456. Also see van Gogh's paintings of irises.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightVincent van Gogh, Shoes, c. 1888, oil on canvas, 17 3/8 x 20 7/8 inches (44.1 x 53 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftVincent van Gogh, Irises, c. 1890, oil on canvas, 29 x 36 1/4 inches (73.7 x 92.1 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

John Frederick Peto (American, 1854-1907), Book, Mug, Candlestick and Pipe, c. 1880's, oil on canvas, 12 1/4 x 16 inches, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH. See trompe l'oeil.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightJohn Frederick Peto, Take Your Choice, 1885, oil on canvas, 51.44 x 76.84 cm (20 1/4 x 30 1/4 inches), collection of John Wilmerding.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftWilliam J. McCloskey (American, 1859-1941), Oranges in Tissue Paper, c. 1890, oil on canvas, 10 x 17 inches, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightGeorges Seurat (French, 1859-1891), Vase of Flowers. Also see Neo-Impressionism.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftHenri Matisse (French, 1869-1954), Still Life with Aubergines [Nature morte aux aubergines], Collioure, summer 1911, oil on canvas, 45 3/4 x 35 1/8 inches (116.2 x 89.2 cm), Museum of Modern Art, NY.

 

 

Henri Matisse, Interior with Goldfish Bowl, spring 1914, oil on canvas, 147 x 97 cm, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightWilliam James Glackens (American, 1870-1938), Still Life with Three Glasses, c. mid-1920s, oil on canvas, 20 x 29 inches (50.80 x 73.66 cm), Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH. See The Eight.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftRaoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953), Fleurs dans un vase a anse, 1941, watercolor and gouache on paper, 50 x 65.5 cm, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran.

 

 

André Derain (French, 1880-1954), Still Life with Rabbit, 1938, oil on canvas, 89.2 x 116.2 cm, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris.

 

 

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), Flowers, 1901, oil on canvas, 65.1 x 48.9 cm, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightPablo Picasso, Bottle of Vieux Marc, Glass, Guitar and Newspaper, 1913, collage and pen and ink on blue paper, 46.7 x 62.5 cm, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

Pablo Picasso, Bowl of Fruit, Violin and Bottle, 1914, oil on canvas, 92.0 x 73.0 cm, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftPablo Picasso, Still Life, 1914, painted wood and upholstery fringe, relief, 25.4 x 45.7 x 9.2 cm, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

Pablo Picasso, Still Life, 1925, oil (with sand) on canvas, 97.8 x 131.2 cm, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightPablo Picasso, Still-Life with Antique Head, 1925, oil on canvas, 97 x 130 cm, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftGeorges Braque (French, 1882-1963), Candlestick and Playing Cards, winter of 1909-10, oil on canvas, 25 5/8 x 21 3/8 inches (65.1 x 54.3 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. See Cubism.

 

 

Georges Braque, Still Life with Violin, 1911, oil on canvas, 130 x 89 cm, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris.

 

 

Jean Metzinger (French, 1883-1957), Still Life, n.d., oil on canvas, 28 1/4 x 39 inches, Minneapolis Institute of Arts. See Cubism.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightCharles Sheeler (American, 1883-1965), Zinnia and Nasturtium Leaves, 1915, gelatin silver print, Worcester Art Museum, MA. See Precisionism.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftDuncan Grant (English, 1885-1978), The Mantelpiece, 1914, oil and collage of paper laid on board, 45.7 x 39.4 cm, Tate Gallery, London. Grant was a member of England's Bloomsbury Group.

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Weston (American, 1886-1958), Pepper No. 30, 1930, gelatin silver print, 9 7/16 x 7 1/2 inches, Minneapolis Institute of Arts. See photography.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftMarc Chagall (French, born Russia, 1887-1985), The Red Bouquet, 1969, color lithograph, 56 x 38 cm, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran. See Jewish art.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightJuan Gris (Spanish, 1887-1927), Still Life, 1917, oil on wood panel, 28 3/4 x 36 3/16 inches, Minneapolis Institute of Arts. See Cubism.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftLaura Wheeler Waring (American, 1887-), Still Life, 1929, oil on canvas. See the Harlem Renaissance.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightAlberto Magnelli (Italian, 1888-1971), Still Life, 1914, assemblage: plaster, glass and terra cotta, 56.5 x 54 x 56.5 cm, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftGiorgio Morandi (Italian, 1890-1964), Still Life, 1916, oil on canvas, 32 1/2 x 22 5/8 inches (82.5 x 57.5 cm), Museum of Modern Art, NY. For nearly fifty years, Morandi devoted himself to the depiction of still life subjects -- a collection of bottles, jugs, tins and boxes that he kept in his studio. The everyday vessel becomes an object of contemplation. See Metaphysical Painting (Pittura Metafisica).

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightGiorgio Morandi, Still Life with Very Fine Hatching, 1933, etching on paper, image: 24.8 x 23.8 cm, Tate Gallery, London. See hatching.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftGiorgio Morandi, Still Life, 1938, oil on canvas, 9 1/2 x 15 5/8 inches (24.1 x 39.7 cm), Museum of Modern Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightGiorgio Morandi, Still Life, 1946, oil on canvas, 37.5 x 45.7 cm, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftEmil Nolde (German, 1897-1956), Still Life, Tulips, c. 1930, watercolor on paper, 18 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches (46.9 x 34.2 cm), North Carolina Art Museum, Raleigh. See Expressionism.

 

 

 

 

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