If you see a painting of things grouped together that aren’t moving, you are most likely looking at a still life. Still life paintings most often represent non-living objects, which can be natural or not. Still life photography depicts inanimate objects as well. A still life composition is contrived and arranged according to how the artist chooses to arrange it. Still life artwork will often show a vase of flowers, fruit, or ordinary natural or man-made household objects set on a surface. In some contexts, still life paintings were meant to remind us of the fleeting of time and of life, as they represented the decay of natural objects.