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In search of Perronneau’s lost years

Among the pictures in Karlsruhe which I did not discuss in my recent post was a wonderful Rembrandt self-portrait. When I got back to London I went straight to the National Gallery to look at theirs, and was drawn of course to the one aged 63 painted in his final year: it was observed by someone only a couple of years younger with very little original to say about it. 1,368 more words

Art History

"Who told you that one paints with colors? One makes use of colors, but paints with emotions."

“Who told you that one paints with colors? One makes use of colors, but paints with emotions.”

– Jean Siméon Chardin, French, painter

Blog

Trust In the Slow Work

I have a list somewhere of posts waiting to be written, but my list has been sorely neglected in recent times.

In part, this is due to the glorious fact that life is very full right now. 368 more words

Reflections

Jean-Siméon Chardin
 The Cut Melon 
1760
Private collection

18th Century

The Ray - Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

   

I’ve already talked about Chardin’s art and life but this still life is his most famous work. This oil on canvas, made in 1728, is entitled The Ray. 311 more words

Art

Fire

“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire” 10 more words

God