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Activity

Still Life

A Still Life is a painting or drawing of an arrangement of objects that do not move, such as flowers, fruit, bowls, etc.

Make your own drawings or paintings inspired by a work from Laguna Art Museum’s permanent collection, an untitled still life painted by Matteo Sandonà in 1900.

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Docent Introduction
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Inspiration

Untitled Still Life

At center is a bowl of fruit—peaches, plums, and grapes. At right, a green glass plate is empty, as if awaiting use. Behind the plate is a ceramic milk pitcher and a vase of flowers. The white tablecloth completely fills the lower half. The colors of flowers and fruit are scattered and reflected in the cloth. The edges are blurred, creating a shimmering—and seemingly out of focus—beautiful picture.

Matteo Sandonà, Untitled Still Life (Bowl and Fruit on Cloth-draped Table), c. 1900
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Instructions

Make It Your Own

  • Use your observational skills.
  • Draw or paint some plants or objects that you see in your house.
  • Experiment.
  • Collaborate with your family.
  • Share your art!
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Share

Show Us Your Work