Still life drawings and paintings have a long history, back in time. Maybe because they seem to be easier to paint than a portrait or something in movement even.

But still life is also nothing else but a portrait of usually a life-less scene. Most artists have a muse or a model, a few entities put together that they reproduce. Others, the more advanced ones, use only their imagination.

The following showcase proves that still life in traditional art is not as easy as it seems, if a certain result is desired and details are to be emphasized, along with shadows and light. 50 images, paintings and drawings, none enhanced by digital software, just plain and pure talent. For the sake of good old times of art.

Victorian Teapot and Pansies

Victorian Teapot and Pansies
— Victorian Teapot and Pansies —
Author: Mary Irwin Watercolors

Traditional Still Life

Traditional Still Life
— Traditional Still Life —
Author: captainautilus

Lilac

Lilac
— Lilac —
Author: Leonidafremov

Crimson Stasis

Crimson Stasis
— Crimson Stasis —
Author: Alex-Wanderlust

Potted Summer Flowers

Potted Summer Flowers
— Potted Summer Flowers —
Author: Momof4boyoboys

Peeling Lemon

Peeling Lemon
— Peeling Lemon —
Author: Russell Gordon

Still Life with Red Apples

Still Life with Red Apples
— Still Life with Red Apples —
Author: Zrazhevsky-Arkady

Still Life - Colour 1

Still Life - Colour 1
— Still Life - Colour 1 —
Author: davidkawena

The Fragility of Life

The Fragility of Life
— The Fragility of Life —
Author: Maidith

Still Life - Colour 2

Still Life - Colour 2
— Still Life - Colour 2 —
Author: davidkawena

Still Life with an Orange

Still Life with an Orange
— Still Life with an Orange —
Author: borda

Still Life with Leaves

Still Life with Leaves
— Still Life with Leaves —
Author: Zrazhevsky-Arkady

A Mountain Ash

A Mountain Ash
— A Mountain Ash —
Author: Zrazhevsky-Arkady

Medievil Still Life

Medievil Still Life
— Medievil Still Life —
Author: butterflybutcher

Still Life with Grapes

Still Life with Grapes
— Still Life with Grapes —
Author: Pervandr

Monkey with Fruits

Monkey with Fruits
— Monkey with Fruits —
Author: Jane Ellen Harrison

Sunflowers in Silver Urn

Sunflowers in Silver Urn
— Sunflowers in Silver Urn —
Author: Walter L.

Puppet

Puppet
— Puppet —
Author: Monte

Sunflowers

Sunflowers
— Sunflowers —
Author: AndyLiberto

Still Life - Ian McAndrew

Still Life - Ian McAndrew
— Still Life - Ian McAndrew —
Author: A Place to Paint

Old Stuff

Old Stuff
— Old Stuff —
Author: Mr. Nixon

Still Life With Transparent Penguin

Still Life With Transparent Penguin
— Still Life With Transparent Penguin —
Author: kasper.jeppesen

Koo178 - Still Life Drawing

Koo178 - Still Life Drawing
— Koo178 - Still Life Drawing —
Author: koo178

Still Life

Still Life
— Still Life —
Author: rchaem

Still Life in Red

Still Life in Red
— Still Life in Red —
Author: Tigress66

Still Life with Blue Iron

Still Life with Blue Iron
— Still Life with Blue Iron —
Author: Asharah89

Still life Painting

Still life Painting
— Still life Painting —
Author: morda-creap

Fruits in Bowl, Still Life

Fruits in Bowl, Still Life
— Fruits in Bowl, Still Life —
Author: TarcDnB

Simple Still Life

Simple Still Life
— Simple Still Life —
Author: borda

Eggs Still Life

Eggs Still Life
— Eggs Still Life —
Author: iancjw

Still Life

Still Life
— Still Life —
Author: jogijs

Still Life with Strawberries

Still Life with Strawberries
— Still Life with Strawberries —
Author: Luzblanca

Old Masters Still Life

Old Masters Still Life
— Old Masters Still Life —
Author: Hangmoon

Still Life 4

Still Life 4
— Still Life 4 —
Author: silentsketcher

Autumn Bounty

Autumn Bounty
— Autumn Bounty —
Author: smallimpressions

Classic Still Life

Classic Still Life
— Classic Still Life —
Author: jerldine-randolph

Basket Still-Life

Basket Still-Life
— Basket Still-Life —
Author: egoodwinart

Still Life with Vegetables

Still Life with Vegetables
— Still Life with Vegetables —
Author: andrianart

Still Life: In the Loo

Still Life: In the Loo
— Still Life: In the Loo —
Author: Verwildert

The Artist's Revenge

The Artists Revenge
— The Artists Revenge —
Author: SilentBeforeTheStorm

Still Life with Paper Bag

Still Life with Paper Bag
— Still Life with Paper Bag —
Author: andrianart

Bowl of Cherries

Bowl of Cherries
— Bowl of Cherries —
Author: smallimpressions

Still Life with Frames

Still Life with Frames
— Still Life with Frames —
Author: BMcCue7

The Red Apple

The Red Apple
— The Red Apple —
Author: skrob

Yellow Pitcher

Yellow Pitcher
— Yellow Pitcher —
Author: gossamerpromise

Window Light

Window Light
— Window Light —
Author: Ani Kin

Still Life with Tomatoes and Asparagus

Still Life with Tomatoes and Asparagus
— Still Life with Tomatoes and Asparagus —
Author: kathylumsden

Double Daisy

Double Daisy
— Double Daisy —
Author: bevmorgan

Red Cup

Red Cup
— Red Cup —
Author: smallimpressions

Still Life Card

Still Life Card
— Still Life Card —
Author: SandysArt
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