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·Ordinary Life
·Odd Moments
·The Public
·A Still
·Still Life
·Home Alone
·The Perfectly Ordinary Life
·Still Watching
·Works Cited

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Kathleen Stewart, "The Perfectly Ordinary Life" (page 7 of 11)

Still Life

Still life 1. A collection of inanimate objects gathered, in their sensory beauty, into a scene at rest.

Still life 2. The genre of painting that captures fruit, flowers, and bowls in an intimacy charged with the density of things like desire, decay, loss, sweet and melancholic memory and with the hope of holding time still, just for a minute, and fixing it in oil.

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