Example sentences for: still-life

How can you use “still-life” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The ancient Egyptians painted images of food and personal effects in their tombs, images that were to accompany the dead on their last journey, and a rich tradition of European still-life painting slips little reminders of mortality--skulls and flickering candles--among the apples and pears and peeled lemons.

  • For, alongside Cézanne's timeless forms in subtle harmony, another modern still-life tradition has flourished, more in tune with pop culture, advertising, and the disposable culture of the 20 th century.

  • The metallic moving parts of Woman in Blue yield to the Neoclassical contours of the marmoreal Three Women (1921), who are as still as the still-life lunch they'll never eat.

  • These "ready-mades," as Duchamp called them, pose in a new way the oldest still-life question: Is it real or is it art?

  • The still-life objects have escaped, leaving the bare table, the bare canvas.


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