The still life has been a subject of art making since antiquity. The genre, classically focused on banal imagery—tableware, flowers, and food—was brought to new, dramatic heights during the Flemish Golden Age with elaborate scenes intricately rendered.

Today, the still life has been reinterpreted by contemporary artists to suit modern life. Artists such as Los Angeles-based Hilary Pecis has adopted the genre and updating the subjects with moments of her own life. Tables filled with wine bottles, hot sauce, and coffee are just as beautiful and stunning as a Rembrandt.

Our collection features some of our favorite riffs on the still life, updated for the modern table.

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Storybook characters, full of whimsy and charm, make up our collection of illustration.

Artists that have caught our eye as of late, such as Clare Owen and Lucy Sherston, as well as our own team of talent in-house are curated together. Endearing, and just a little off, these illustrations are little world unto themselves.

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From the sakura cherry blossoms of Japan, to the shores of New Zealand, our collection highlights some of the most vivid landscape photography from around the wold.

A Sight to See showcases some our favorites recent submissions, all exclusive to FBFA, from our roster of artists.

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A study of light, from different environments around the world.
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A study of light, from different environments around the world.

An updated take on the glamorous Art Deco style of the 1920s, our collection features hard-edge geometries with brass and gold accents.

Italian sculptor Michele Reginaldi plays off of the visual codes of Art Deco, and simplifies and streamlines. Minimal stylized photography and graphic prints create a cohesive and contemporary take on the classic style.

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Circling around the center of Atlanta is the outdoor sculpture and art trail known as the Atlanta BeltLine.

The urban development project is one of the most ambitious in Atlanta’s history, with 33 miles of trails, 1,300 acres of parks, and a dynamic public art program. The more than 100 artworks, strewn across the entire walkway, range from interactive sculptures to graffiti-style murals. Many of the artists are from the city, representing the flourishing contemporary art scene of Atlanta.

Passing through landmarks such as the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, the historic Ford Factory, and Fourth Ward Park, the walk integrates a mini-history lesson of the town with its contemporary art players.

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The railway corridor features permanent and temporary outdoor artworks, meaning the artistic landscape is always changing.
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The railway corridor features permanent and temporary outdoor artworks, meaning the artistic landscape is always changing.

There are times in life where one finds themselves in exactly the right place at just the right moment.

Luckily, sometimes there’s a camera there as well. In our library of over 30,000 images, there are some that capture extraordinary scenes—when light and shadow come together to paint a picture for the lens. Here, we’ve collected moments of rarity. Scenes too good to be true, almost.

 

"Photography takes an instant out of time. Altering life by holding it still." - Dorothea Lange
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"Photography takes an instant out of time. Altering life by holding it still." - Dorothea Lange