In January we are focusing on still life, the art that has been with us for hundreds of years in its current form. The earliest examples were found in Ancient Egypt and Rome, although with ritual purposes.
The still life as we know it appeared in the sixteenth century and slowly developed from portraying religious and moral content to showing the beauty of nature.
Rembrandt, Bosschaert, Caravaggio are among the famous artists that painted still life at the end of the 16th and beginning of the 17th century. Their works featured flowers, food, and various household objects.Moving towards the 20th century, the subjects of the still life painting remained unchanged.