|Still Life: Pewter and Silver Vessels and a Crab. Willem Claesz. Oil on oak. 54.2x73.8cm|
I realise this explanation is far too brief and is a gross simplification, but it is just a beginning. If you can see what I can see here, then you have made a start.
Just for fun, and because it is yummy and gorgeous, (you will notice, judging by my reaction, that it is obviously more to my personal taste!) here is a vibrant Gauguin still life: