still life

noun, plural still lifes.
1.
a representation chiefly of inanimate objects, as a painting of a bowl of fruit.
2.
the category of subject matter in which inanimate objects are represented, as in painting or photography.

Origin:
1635–45

still-life, adjective
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still life
 
n , pl still lifes
1.  a.  a painting or drawing of inanimate objects, such as fruit, flowers, etc
 b.  (as modifier): a still-life painting
2.  the genre of such paintings

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Example sentences
There is something particularly satisfying about setting up objects for a still
  life painting.
There are paintings of horses galloping through lush forests, and a still life
  of a violin and a saxophone.
And the still life with fruit is one of the first subjects art students tackle.
When viewed in their original context, these works may give you some ideas
  about how to compose a still life of your own.
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