Arts Everyday Living: Creativeness in the Home—the Art of the Still Life, a Bowl of Plums

Reposting of blog.

 

Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin, A Bowl of Plums, c. 1728, oil on canvas, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

French 18th century master Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779)  is considered one of the most gifted still life artists in Western art.  A Bowl of Plums above is an early work whereas Self Portrait below was done by Chardin already over 70.

Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin, Self-Portrait, 1771, pastel on paper, Louvre, Paris, France

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