Do you know the history behind still life oil paintings?
Still life paintings of inanimate objects, usually food, flowers, plants, rocks and dead animals, as well as man-made objects such as glasses or jewelry, can trace its origins back to ancient Greece and Rome, and the Middle Ages. However, it became a recognized genre in Europe during the 16th century. Many famous still life paintings have been produced over the centuries. The traditions of still life painting continued throughout later art movements, and can be seen in many Impressionist works by van Gogh, Gauguin, Picasso, Cezanne and Matisse, amongst others. Almost every major artist has painted oil still life paintings in some form during their career. More recent artists who concentrated on Still Life oil paintings are Georgia O'Keefe with her flower paintings, Henri Matisse, and Frida Kahlo in her paintings.
Why not purchase a reproduction still life oil painting of your own by famous still life painters such as John James Audubon and Abraham Mignon.