What can still life images of ordinary objects tell us about the artists who created them?

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This journey through the epic history of still-life painting features a range of delights from the earliest mural paintings discovered at Pompeii to the cubist masterpieces of Picasso.

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Apples Pears And Paint: How To Make A Still Life Painting on BBC Select

Awash with rich imagery of fruit, flowers and humble domestic objects, it’s a genre that has attracted some of arts greatest geniuses. Why are artists driven to repeatedly reproduce images of the ordinary?

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