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still life

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  • Apart from the still lifes, what I'm showing is mostly figurative, although there are a couple of constructions made from drinking straws and uncooked macaroni, and one called Silver Paper.†   (source)
  • Here are the still lifes.†   (source)
  • Landscapes, still lifes, animals—a fellow like me shrinks from absolutely nothing.†   (source)
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  • Landscape, portrait, or still life?†   (source)
  • Bernini's Ecstasy of St. Teresa rose up like some sort of pornographic still life ....the saint on her back, arched in pleasure, mouth open in a moan, and over her, an angel pointing his spear of fire.†   (source)
  • In the half-light that comes through the slatted blinds these things gleam darkly, like a still life muted with varnish.†   (source)
  • What happened was that a few days after they split, I was in the Art Room with some other girls, working on a still life.†   (source)
  • Whenever you see flies or insects in a still life —a wilted petal, a black spot on the apple—the painter is giving you a secret message.†   (source)
  • fly wife is an artist and I thought perhaps she might want them for a still life, but when I got home with the dogs—the eggs somehow unbroken, cradled in my pack bouncing on the rig—I saw Hawk sitting on her clutch of eggs.†   (source)
  • So there was still life like this somewhere!†   (source)
  • Drawing on her memories of still life class, she drew it in every detail: the smudged rim, the crack in the handle.†   (source)
  • His lunch was spread neatly before him like a still life, and I opened my paper bag, extracting a sandwich.†   (source)
  • Before I could ever get to my life, conscience was arranging it all like a still life or tableau.†   (source)
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  • A still life you might say.†   (source)
  • To objectify all the senses, to flatten the consciousness, to put a temporary freeze on logic, to bring the advance of time to a halt if only momentarily-this is what he is trying to do: to fuse his being with the scene behind him, to make everything look like a neutral still life.†   (source)
  • A quiet, still life, free of any risks, and so many sleepless nights to spend within it, my heart heavy, keeping secrets my sister had empowered herself by telling.†   (source)
  • A flashlight, a fishing knife, a pair of leather gloves, and a hunting vest fully packed with shells contributed further atmosphere to this curious still life.†   (source)
  • There was a still life on Billy's bedside table-two pills, an ashtray with three lipstick-stained cigarettes in it, one cigarette Still burning, and a glass of water.†   (source)
  • I'm sure your parents would enjoy a still life.†   (source)
  • An idyllic still life of apples, nuts, and a tiny, candle-lit Christmas tree showing a hand ripping through the canvas.†   (source)
  • Ahead, before the shadow, there was still life.†   (source)
  • Passing by one broad window, Max spied the easel and canvas where the girl had been working on a still life in the style of the Dutch masters.†   (source)
  • Sarah didn't tilt her head as one might to study from a new angle, but Lee had the impression she was being weighed and dissected like a still life.†   (source)
  • I felt the shock closest to this a year later at the University of Wisconsin when I walked into my art class and saw, in place of the bowl of fruit and the glass bottle and ginger jar of the still life I used to draw at MSCW, a live human being.†   (source)
  • The glass protecting a meticulous and vivid still life, a water color by Lee Adams, shattered in its frame with a loud report.†   (source)
  • I was just wondering if it was a landscape, a portrait, or a still life.†   (source)
  • I stepped in to look: still life, candle and half-empty wineglass.†   (source)
  • "I guess it's a still life after all," I sigh, dipping my brush into the red paint.†   (source)
  • Across the room, I'd noticed several other paintings propped on the wainscoting: a still life, a couple of small landscapes.†   (source)
  • "A still life like this one —" he indicated the Claesz, with a slow wave (black-rimmed fingernails, scarred venous network on the back of his hand) — "well, so insistently a trompe roar.†   (source)
  • "I like this one too," whispered my mother, coming up alongside me at a smallish and particularly haunting still life: a white butterfly against a dark ground, floating over some red fruit.†   (source)
  • They found the daughter back at work on her still life, loading her brush with paint as she studied the arrangement.†   (source)
  • The final project was a still life with all these objects in it as well as a small hunk of plastic ham.†   (source)
  • If she wants a still life, we could just as easily paint the futures Spence is preparing us for day by day.†   (source)
  • Another still life.†   (source)
  • A still life?†   (source)
  • We shared a cab along the arid miles between the Lutyens still life and the warm, palpitating motion picture of Old Delhi.†   (source)
  • Then I knelt, too, and prayed: "0 God, if there is a God, forgive him his sins, if there is such a thing as sin," and the man on the bed opened his eyes and gave a sigh, the sort of sigh I had imagined people made at the moment of death, but his eyes moved so that we knew there was still life in him.†   (source)
  • The lieutenant thought: No pulse, no breath, no heart-beat, but it's still life — we've only got to find a name for it.†   (source)
  • And in the autumn exhibition of students' work in the Castle he had two studies, a landscape in water-colour and a still life in oil, both of which had first-prize awards.†   (source)
  • He could not afford a model but painted still life, and Lawson constantly talked of a plate of apples which he declared was a masterpiece.†   (source)
  • He did not know himself; like a man catching at a straw, he suddenly felt that he, too, 'could live, that there was still life for him, that his life had not died with the old woman.'†   (source)
  • "The animal has still life in him," returned the squatter, "or the buzzards would settle upon their prey!†   (source)
  • Still life.†   (source)
  • Let my lady Dulcinea have patience, and when she is least expecting it, she will see me made a riddle of with whipping, and 'until death it's all life;' I mean that I have still life in me, and the desire to make good what I have promised.†   (source)
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  • There's still life in her now though, in the rapid rise and fall of her chest, the low moan escaping her lips.   (source)
    still life = the two words in their literal sense that does not refer to art
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