"Still nature" by the Hungarian painter and graphic designer Gyula Zilzer. The flowers, the pipe and the newspaper are painted in a very detailed way, it looks like they were put like this a moment ago. Intense rich colors make the painitng more steady. The artist was born in 1898 in Budapest, Hungary. Members of his family include the Bavarian king’s court painter Antal Zilzer and the sculptor Hajnalka Zilzer. In his youth, Zilzer had a special interest in machines, together with two of his friends, Trotzer and Mintz, he worked to create a radio controlled torpedo. This model later was used for several technological innovations. As a Jew, Zilzer was prevented from continuing his engineer studies. Between 1920 and 1922 he attended the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. In the mid-1920s, he organized his first solo exhibition in France. He was engaged in both painting and graphics. Since the first decades of his career, he was a sought-after illustrator. His style was mostly inspired by German expressionism, especially the art of George Grosz.