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  Still life - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The popular appreciation of still life painting as a demonstration of the artist's skill is related in the ancient Greek legend of Zeuxis and Parrhasius.
Still life came into its own in the new artistic climate of the Netherlands in the 17th century.
Typical of the American still life works of this period are the paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe, Stuart Davis, and Marsden Hartley, and the photographs of Edward Weston.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Still_life   (979 words)

Still life usually seeks to illustrate the natural world and to present something more than a simple record of the scene.
Still life photography presents the photographer with something of a "blank canvas" and in this respect the beginning is closely allied to the traditional, painterly forms of art.
Still life work provides a very quick and enjoyable learning path to the skills of composing, lighting effectively, being creative, problem solving, improvising, being creative and working in a disciplined manner.
members.aol.com /crhfoto/stillife.htm   (967 words)

 Tate | Glossary | Still life
Essentially, the subject matter of a still life painting or sculpture is anything that does not move or is dead.
Still life can be a celebration of material pleasures such as food and wine, or often a warning of the ephemerality of these pleasures and of the brevity of human life (see Memento mori).
Note the plural of still life is still lifes, and the term is not hyphenated.
www.tate.org.uk /collections/glossary/definition.jsp?entryId=286   (128 words)

 Still Life - Xbox Review
Still Life may be slow-paced, but the cut-scenes really help immerse you into the experience.
Still Life does a great job in portraying a crime scene environment, and a dark and gritty one at that.
Still Life is also one of the few adventure games available for Xbox, so if you want some variety in your Xbox collection, definitely pick this one up.
www.talkxbox.com /review678.html   (1533 words)

 Impressionist Still Life
Still life is a genre popular among art historians, critics, educated art lovers and "the common man" alike.
Although they were not at the center of his work, almost from the very beginning of his career, his still lifes fetched highs sums and were sought after by collectors, among which Paul Durand-Ruel was the most notable.
In the last 25 years of his life, C├ęzanne was mostly occupied with compositional problems in his still lifes, a genre which accounts for nearly 20% of his entire oeuvre.
www.cosmopolis.ch /english/cosmo21/still_life.htm   (994 words)

 ArtLex on Still Life
A still life painting which reminds us of life's fleeting qualities is called a vanitas.
A still life image of things associated with breakfast is called an ontbijt or breakfast piece.
He raised still life to such a point that it ceased to be inanimate.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/s/still-life.html   (398 words)

 Still Life Review - GamersHell.com
Still Life parallels between the events of Post Mortem, which was more or less of a success, while introducing a new heroine into the mix, the granddaughter of Gus McPherson from Post Mortem, Victoria McPherson.
Still Life begins with a stunning yet shocking cutscene as we are briefly shown the main characters of the game, along with a strangely clad man sporting a mask and dragging the lifeless body of a young woman.
Seeing as how Still Life is an adventure title, the point-and-click method of navigation is present, but with a twist, the camera follows Victoria from a third-person perspective, allowing for a much more fluent control of the character.
www.gamershell.com /pc/still_life/review.html   (1379 words)

 ArtLex on Still Lifes by Artists Born Between 1701 and 1850
This is a portrait nearly overwhelmed by still life, or it's a still life used as a portrait.
Still Life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses, early 1890s, oil on canvas, 28 3/4 x 36 3/8 inches (73 x 92.4 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.
Still Life with Peaches and Grapes, 1881, oil on canvas, 21 1/4 x 25 5/8 inches (54 x 65.1 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/s/still-life/1701-1850.html   (1133 words)

 Wonders of Math - The Game of Life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Life was invented by the mathematician John Conway in 1970.
Life is one of the simplest cellular automata to have been studied, but many others have been invented, often to simulate systems in the real world.
Life is one of the simplest examples of what is sometimes called "emergent complexity" or "self-organizing systems." This subject area has captured the attention of scientists and mathematicians in diverse fields.
www.math.com /students/wonders/life/life.html   (2713 words)

 Sister Wendy's American Collection | Selected Works | Still Life with Two Lemons
At once revered and underrated, the still life originated as an independent genre during the Renaissance and experienced its golden age in the 17th-century Netherlands (modern-day Belgium and Holland).
Nor was there abundance, as in the traditional still life, but instead an elegantly arranged collection of sparse objects -- often a hunk of cheese or bread, pewter tableware, and almost always a white tablecloth.
The popularity of still lifes through the beginning of the 18th century was attributed to a shifting economy and changing taste in art.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/sisterwendy/works/lem.html   (318 words)

 Granted Software
Still Life is a stand-alone application that enables users to pan and zoom over digital images and thereby produce a video for use in iMovie, iDVD or any other multimedia project.
Still Life is also compatible with iMovie 2, 3, 4 and 5 (iMovie HD).
AppleScript support allows you to customize Still Life by adding features that are not available through the graphical interface and for professional users it allows you integrate Still Life in your workflow by automating the process of creating projects and scheduling exports to happen at night.
www.grantedsw.com /still-life   (532 words)

 Adventure Gamers : Still Life
A prolific and brutal hunter is on the prowl, leaving behind a trail of dead women, brutally drowned and mutilated with vicious disregard.
It is not surprising that he falls hard for Ida. Her friends are exclusively drawn from the seamier slice of life, though she does what she can for them and her concern draws Gus deeply into the search for the killer who preys upon them.
Bottom-line: Still Life tells a story that is a masterful blend of challenge, characters and story.
www.adventuregamers.com /article/id,520   (1635 words)

 GamersInfo.net - PC - Still Life
The opening few seconds of Still Life consists of a gorgeous cinematic sequence that introduces you to the characters, the villain and the painting theme that runs throughout the whole of the game.
Still Life was a welcome pass time for me. I have not played an adventure game in years, and was one that I felt was worth my time, even with its flaws.
Still Life has its flaws, but there is enough of an experience here to appeal to the casual gamer, and to make any adventure game fan squeal with glee.
www.gamersinfo.net /index.php?art/id:485   (1212 words)

 Still Life - SULYMA Productions Inc. - SULYMA.com
Now, 16 years later, far too many people still live with the horrors of its' aftermath and although they will continue to do so for generations to come, it seems that much of the world has forgotten.
SPI conceived STILL LIFE through the fusing of three artistic creations: the arresting words of acclaimed Ukrainian poet Oksana Zabuzhko, Hurko's timely and catchy pop tune melody, and of course the original Requiem.
STILL LIFE, a live premiere and a world-wide release of the music video are currently being planned.
www.sulyma.com /productions/current/stilllife   (333 words)

 Still Life
Still life came to be called "Nature Morte" or "dead nature", an art focusing on the inanimate, with or without symbolic connotations.
Chardin was a master of many types of still life, from the humble architectural kitchen pieces of his early years to the miraculous set tables, allegories, and poetic arrangements of fruit of his mature years.
The inanimate objects in the new still life express the mystery of the world through their relationship with the space they inhabit in a fundamental way: the eye informing the mind of the cosmic correspondences between forms and space.
www.parnasse.com /stilllife.shtml   (1312 words)

 NGA: Themes in American Art: Still Life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The depiction of inanimate objects is called "still life." Common subjects include flowers and fruit, tableware, books and newspapers, and musical instruments.
The function of a still life may be straightforward representation, or the artist may intend to convey a more subtle, moral message.
The still lifes of William Merritt Chase and Emil Carlsen display the influence of European art centers including Munich, Düsseldorf, and Paris.
www.nga.gov /education/american/still.shtm   (672 words)

 WORTHPLAYING - - All about games !
Despite the brevity of our early build, we learn quite a bit about the protagonist, Victoria: she loves her family, has a sense of humor, and is a really good FBI agent who is accustomed to solving cases quickly.
Still Life's excellent storytelling finally adds some dimension to Gus McPherson; all we knew about him from Post Mortem was that he's a slightly-psychic gumshoe who cavorts around Europe, and we now learn that he has a heart of gold, is non-judgmental, and loses someone important to him in Prague.
Still Life has you playing as Victoria in present-day Chicago, or as her grandfather Gus in 1920s Prague, and the game will switch between the two playable characters as appropriate.
www.worthplaying.com /article.php?sid=23596   (1095 words)

 Still Life 2.3.4 – Mac OS X – VersionTracker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Still Life is a stand-alone application that enables users to pan and zoom over digital still images and produce a video for use in iMovie, iDVD or any other multimedia project.
Still Life is also fully compatible with iMovie 2, 3, 4 and 5 (iMovie HD).
There are times when I would like to move a folder with all of the photos, still life project files, and outputted DV files to an external drive so that I can work on it with my laptop.
www.versiontracker.com /dyn/moreinfo/macosx/17211   (474 words)

 Review - Still Life // PC /// Eurogamer
In the case of Still Life, these garments are some fairly nice ideas of murder mystery across a broad timeframe.
Not, 'Still Life has a bad ending,' or 'Still Life has an obscurely open ending that left lots of threads loose in a tantalising way.' It just doesn't end.
There's a lot that Still Life does well, but in the same way adventure games were doing things well ten years ago.
www.eurogamer.net /article.php?article_id=60265   (1374 words)

 Still Life Review - GamersHell.com
A decent premise and solid narrative complement Still Life’s claims of being “a gripping investigation” and its fluid cut scenes are impressive in terms of both graphics and animation.
Direct and tangible contribution to Still Life’s evolution is only necessary when thrown into a puzzle-based dilemma that acts as a narrative roadblock, and sadly, is where the game further descends into the realms of disappointment.
Aurally, Still Life’s voice work is often bland and flat, and the sheer amount of dialogue tends to highlight directional errors and ill fitting edits that jar the ear through lack of subtlety.
www.gamershell.com /xbox/still_life/review.html   (1299 words)

 Still Life for PC Review - PC Still Life Review
Still Life revolves around the brutal, serial murders of prostitutes in two different cities during different eras.
It's the atmosphere that carries the experience in Still Life, so it's unfortunate that the mood is undermined by clunky visuals.
This isn't to say there won't be times in Still Life where you'll find yourself wandering around three or four rooms, unsure of what it is you're not seeing, but a dash of perseverance is all you need to solve even the game's most challenging puzzles.
www.gamespot.com /pc/adventure/stilllife/review.html   (965 words)

 Still-Lovers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A fine art and magazine photographer since 1989, Elena Dorfman has spent most of her career examining extreme circumstances and unusual subjects such as family life in war times in Eastern Europe, surgical practices in Mongolia, and the lives of cloistered nuns as they struggle to maintain their communal faith in the 21st century.
Her body of work, Still Lovers, which looks at the intimate lives of men and women and dolls, has been exhibited - with the work of Hans Bellmer - at Modernism, in San Francisco.
Man despises himself for being unable to resist the sexual attraction woman inspires in him and to escape this trap, men turn to divine mechanics and resort to science to create the ultimate flesh - synthetic women that are more satisfying, both sexually and psychologically, than their flesh and bone counterparts.
www.still-lovers.com   (1676 words)

 Still Life - GamersWanted.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Now, The Adventure Company has brought Still Life to the Xbox, and while it may not be the best of the bunch, it’s worth checking out if you’re a fan of the genre.
Still Life can offer up some fun for players looking for something to scratch their adventure game itch, but anyone looking for a good game in general should look elsewhere.
Still Life’s biggest flaws lay in its clunky control and boring characters, as well as poor voice acting.
www.gamerswanted.com /platform/XBox/7004/Reviews/19037   (627 words)

 Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and a Pomegranate (Getty Museum)
He was careful to paint the still life from a high vantage point so that most of the table and the bowl's contents could be seen.
The still life attests to the fragile and fleeting properties of the natural world.
The dimpled skin of the lemons and oranges; the juicy, glistening insides of the pomegranate held gently together by the thin white tissue of the pulp; the leaves and blooms still attached to fruit; and the shiny droplets of water in the foreground are all brilliant, short-lived effects captured on canvas.
www.getty.edu /art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=911   (175 words)

 Still Life Review for Xbox at GamingExcellence
Still Life follows a very high pedigree of Adventure Games; Microids is responsible for Post Mortem as well as the two wonderful Syberia games.
As the story begins, she is arriving on the scene of the fifth victim and it is obvious that the evidence is still not revealing any useful clues.
With nothing to go on, a boss who doesn’t like her and the Holiday Season upon her, she takes a break at her father’s house and discovers a chest of old case notes by her grandfather, Gustav McPherson, a private investigator.
www.gamingexcellence.com /xbox/games/242/review.shtml   (733 words)

 GameSpy: Still Life Preview
Though Still Life is a throwback to the long-forgotten adventure games on the PC, it hasn't forgotten that we're living in a console world.
Still Life instead highlights the hot spots for you as you come across them.
Still Life certainly hasn't forgotten its heritage, though; the puzzles are here in full force, many of which are sure to drive all but the most devoted absolutely batty.
xbox.gamespy.com /xbox/still-life/606037p1.html   (731 words)

 UHS: Still Life Review
Still Life follows on the heels of the previously-published Post Mortem, which focused on private detective Gus McPherson, as he attempts to resolve a gruesome double murder in Paris.
While Still Life can certainly be played as a stand-alone game, it can be compared to its predecessor, Post Mortem -- as both are story-based murder investigations that share a central character.
The more I played Still Life, the more I wanted those dialogues to continue in the simple manner that they were.
www.uhs-hints.com /articles/reviews/stilllife.php   (1671 words)

 GamersInfo.net - Interviews - Interview: Still Life
GamersInfo.net: The basic storyline of Still Life appears to be about two converging serial murders, 75-years apart yet worked on by the same family.
Post Mortem was in the genre of a film noir with a supernatural twist and Still Life is more in the realm of a murder mystery with a “realistic” approach.
The philosophy behind the creation of all the puzzles in Still Life was to let the story flow through it and not interrupt it.
www.gamersinfo.net /index.php?art/id:356   (1804 words)

 WORTHPLAYING - - All about games !
Still Life lets you play the role of FBI agent Victoria McPherson.
There were far too few puzzles in the game, and had the developers doubled the number of puzzles, it would have lengthened this short game, but still would have seemed a little slim.
Still Life isn't all bad, and in fact, there are several areas where it excels.
www.worthplaying.com /article.php?sid=26607   (818 words)

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