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Still life

The depiction of several small, inanimate and consciously chosen objects shown in a certain order. Apart from the mere illustration, still lifes often intend to express a symbolic meaning. Sometimes insects and other small animals as well as human figures (then usually as half-figures) revive the painting. Depending on the depicted objects one distinguishes flower, book, fish, fruit, hunting, kitchen, market, musical instrument and weapon still lifes.

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