More a style of representation than a period the realism tries to reproduce reality true to life. There are many different forms of realism such like socialist realism, social realism, and magic realism.
Still life contains the depiction of dead or motionless objects arranged in a certain way. The range of representations extends from everyday objects to precious items. Thus there are distinguished inter alia flower, book, fish, breakfast and hunting still lifes. The attraction of the still life arises from the exciting relation between materiality und symbolism of the depicted objects; the still life is a preferred form of presentation for the Vanitas theme.