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Jean-Siméon Chardin
A Vase of Flowers
early 1760s
Scottish National Gallery

The only surviving flower painting from the artist.

18th Century

A little bit of Chardin

When I first started getting back into painting some years ago now, I joined an online art community where challenges would be set to do your own version of one of the “Masters”. 543 more words

Traditional Art

“Just look at it!”: Pumpkin with Iron Pot (1914)

A guest post by Jacob A. Schmitt

Carl Schmitt’s earliest professional work was done from the time he graduated from the National Academy of Design… 430 more words

Carl Schmitt

A lesson in looking - Chardin and white chocolate truffles

Back in May I tried out a new recipe for cranberry and white chocolate truffles. They were too sweet for my taste so I rolled them in toasted, chopped almonds to add a nutty flavour. 361 more words

Art History

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


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