Paul Cézanne said « Avec une pomme, je veux étonner Paris » (I want to surprise Paris with an apple) more than 100 years ago and realism on a sill life was seen as ordinary if no ingenuity was found on it. His drawings sometimes have déformation and it gives a sense of existence. A question is how to follow him with a still picture. Of course, I have no clear answer now and probably will not find it.
A contribution to A Photo a Week Challenge: Still life (sort of) by Nancy Merrill Photography.