Understanding the genres of western art, such as still life, enable us to better appreciate paintings.  

Still life is one of the principal genres, or subject types, of western art.
 
Still life refers to paintings which depict an arrangement of inanimate subjects, such as food, flowers, fruits, vases, books and instruments.
 
Still life paintings are used by artists to convey their technical drawing skills, their view of art, their artistic emotion or a hidden message. 

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How to appreciate paintings? Understanding the genres of western art, such as still life, enable us to better appreciate paintings.  

Painting Image: The Fullerton Hotel by Singapore artist Low Hai Hong / ARTualize.com.sg

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