Dating back to the Middle Ages and Ancient Graeco-Roman art, still-life painting emerged as a unique genre in the 16th century. Affording the artist freedom in the arrangement of elements and composition of the frame, still life artworks are often quirky, albeit static works. Today, the form is experiencing some new life in the form of product photography. When applied to styling and merchandising, it is one of the more interesting manners through which to present objects. Utilizing varied color palettes, patterns, and textures as well as unique points of view and framing devices, the below examples are some of our favorite examples of brands giving this old form new style. We love these new trends we're seeing in still life these days; constrained shapes that feel minimal mixed with maximal color and pattern play.