19th Century Still Life Oil on Canvas
indistinctly signed `Pomeroy`
83cmsWide, 62cms High overall
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A still life is a work of art which represents a subject composed of inanimate objects. It is a very under rated style of painting although it has been the most widely sold types of art ever. Popular in Western art since the 17th century, still life paintings, such as of flowers or fruit, give the artist more leeway in the arrangement of design elements within a composition than do paintings of other types of subjects such as landscape or portraiture.
Still life paintings often adorn the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs. It was believed that the foodstuffs and other items depicted there would, in the afterlife, become real and available for use by the deceased. Similar paintings, more simply decorative in intent, have also been found in the Roman frescoes unearthed at Pompeii and Herculaneum.