Reposting of blog. 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.
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French 18th century artist Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779) often depicted food, whether being prepared by the kitchen maid above or individual still lifes ranging from brioches to fruit.
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. 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) […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. WHAT IS ART? THE ETERNAL QUESTION AN ACT OF GRATITUDE And now some final thoughts on art…… The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.* Friedrich Nietzsche French artist Jean Honore Fragonard (1732-1806) and German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) are […]
PLEASE click on the paintings to ENLARGE them. On August 24, 79 A.D., Pliny the Younger, like thousands of other Romans who resided in Pompeii, Herculaneum, and other towns around the Bay of Naples, heard a series of earth shaking blasts from nearby Mount Vesuvius, followed by a massive cloud which he later described […]