The term 'still life' first appeared in the Netherlands in the 16th century. By the 17th century, the genre had emerged as a distinct style of Western painting. Many different types of still life have developed since then, most of them designed to stimulate the viewer's sensory perception. With their hyper-realistic depictions of reality, the masters of still life painting not only aimed to create a perfect visual illusion, but also to convey an (often moral message through the use of certain symbols.
Since the late 19th century, still lifes have also played an important role in the medium of photography. The exhibition title, The Art of Arrangement, alludes to the fact that in still life photography, the creative process of arranging the subject is equally important as the act of photographing it.
The group exhibition includes images by classic photographers such as André Kertész, Aberlardo Morell and Horst P. Hors, as well as contemporary artists such as Veronica Bailey and the Swiss photographer Guido Mocafico.
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