Thursday, May 24, 2012

Chardin, Jean Baptiste Simeon

The Silver Goblet
Oil on canvas
13 x 16 1/4" (33 x 41 cm)
Chardin, Jean Baptiste Simeon (1699-1779)
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Chardin, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon (1699 - 1779). French painter, the son of a cabinetmaker, largely self-taught, one of the greatest of the 18th century, whose genre and still life subjects documented the life of the Paris bourgeoisie. He favored simple still lifes and unsentimental domestic interiors. His unusual abstract compositions had great influence.