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A HOUSE OF CARDS
THE SOLITARY PLAYER
A structure or plan that is insubstantial and subject to imminent collapse, as a structure made by balancing playing cards against each other.
House of Cards, definition, from dictionary. com
French 18th century artist Jean-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779) was a master of genre scenes such as House of Cards (a theme repeated by the painter), recreating the everyday activities of the rising middle class.
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