For many, Instagram has become another medium for photographic art, perhaps entailing the arduous process of posing the perfect shot. The content of these posts often capture the influence of the art historically rich genre of still life. As the ultimate display of the pose re-worked and artfully arranged, the still life?s prominence dating back to the seventeenth century Dutch Golden Age has always been a creative mechanism to showcase artistic skill through the rendering of the most commonplace household object with precise detail. Similarly, Instagram has glorified the everyday with instant shots personalized by numerous filters to transform the original photo, often comprising the most ordinary accents (flowers, food, shells, etc.) into something spectacular. Please enjoy this selection of still life works and their Instagram contemporaries.