The artist himself calls the picture this way: “Vain entertainment of a young man, letting bubbles.” The painting is imbued with the spirit of moralizing, the artist condemns the young
In the still life with a cup deep harmonious brown tones, rich olive green background, brownish-red gleams on a bowl and apples unite utensils, vegetables, table into one. Everything acquires
A young mother dresses a girl for a walk. The girl smiled proudly and a little embarrassedly to see her reflection in the mirror on the dressing table. Still on
Even the surest admirers of Chardin sometimes were surprised that the artist wastes his great talent for “low” and “unethical” stories. It seemed to the admirers that Monsieur Chardin lacked
To enter the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, each artist had to present a jury of academicians with several of his works. Chardin showed academicians still lifes “Scat” and
Children’s portraits of Chardin’s brush still fascinate viewers. Even if they are encased in uncomfortable, “wooden” jackets and heavy dresses, the children in the master’s paintings still look spontaneous and
Servants played a huge role in the daily life of the average French family. In the 1730s, Chardin wrote several paintings on the life of servants. For them, he often
The best portrait of Chardin. The artist portrayed himself without ceremony: in a nightcap with a blue visor, in a brown house jacket and a neck scarf, with a pince-nez
In his work, Chardin constantly turns to the still-life. On his still-lifes very few things carefully arranged: several vessels, several fruits, kitchen utensils, modest food of the common man.
“Laundress” – one of the first genre paintings written by Chardin. Its customer was Antoine de La Roc, owner of the magazine “Mercure de France.” Simultaneously with the “Washerwoman” Chardin
The plaster head of Mercury, tools for drawing and drawing, books in leather bindings, a roll of paper – that’s all the details of the still life “Attributes of Art.”
Many of Chardin’s still lifes are made up of items of household utensils. At the beginning of the creative path, the artist preferred simple clay and glass vessels, but over
Charles Nicola Koshen, the first biographer of Chardin, claims that the artist realized his calling on the day when he saw and tried to write a carcass of a rabbit.
Like almost all the genre paintings of Chardin, “Prayer before dinner” exists in several copies. The picture that you now see in front of you, the master in 1740 presented