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Still life painting is one of the art styles which have very rich history. It is one of the painting forms which is old school and have in-depth meaning. This kind of painting mostly depicts inorganic subject matter such as fruits, rocks, dead animals, plants, shells and more. Apart from these, different man made elements like books, jewelry, pipes, coins, flower vases can easily considered as subject matters for still life painting.  
 
There are several painters from India who have felt their presence with some amazing still life paintings. Their creativities have been honored and awarded by the global art lovers. These eminent painters are DebabrataBasu, SheetalGhulati, ShivakantShekhar, Anirban Seth, Ramesh Jhawar, Biswajit Jana, Pradeesh. K, PrabalMallick, RamchandraKharatmal,SitaramPatil  and many more.

Still life paintings are unique because of several reasons. Some of the most important uniqueness is the usage of colors, the painting temperaments, the feel of the paintings and finally the concepts. All these things make still life paintings are very unique and rare. It is a fact that not all painters have passion for still life paintings. Painters, who have melancholic and philosophical traits in them, can only go ahead with still life paintings.

A painting named ‘Family’ by DebabrataBasu has three lanterns in one frame. These are different in sizes and shapes. It conveys that a family is all about similarities with dissimilar qualities and features. In a normal life, we can see families which have different types people but they together are called family. This is such an unique concept by the painter by showing three lanterns in one frame. 
     
We may conclude saying that art is worship and you never know where and when you get an idea for your great creation. Painters are lyrical and they love being philosophical all the time. There is something creative that runs in their mind and as a result we see such beautiful creations.