Jean Simeon Chardin

(2 November 1699 - 6 December 1779) was an 18th-century French painter. He is considered a master of still life, and is also noted for his genre paintings which depict kitchen maids, children, and domestic activities. Carefully balanced composition, soft diffusion of light, and granular impasto characterize his work. Chardin was born in Paris, the son of a cabinetmaker, and rarely left the city. He lived on the Left Bank near Saint-Sulpice until 1757, when Louis XV granted him a studio and living quarters in the Louvre. Chardin entered into a marriage contract with Marguerite Saintard in 1723, whom he did not marry until 1731. He served apprenticeships with the history painters Pierre-Jacques Cazes and Noël-Nicolas Coypel, and in 1724 became a master in the Academie de Saint-Luc. According to one nineteenth-century writer, at a time when it was hard for unknown painters to come to the attention of the Royal Academy, he first found notice by displaying a painting at the "small Corpus Christi" (held eight days after the regular one) on the Place Dauphine (by the Pont Neuf). Van Loo, passing by in 1720, bought it and later assisted the young painter

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Jean Simeon Chardin Frau, Geschirr scheuernd oil painting


Frau, Geschirr scheuernd
Painting ID::  71366
Artist: Jean Simeon Chardin
Painting: Frau, Geschirr scheuernd
Introduction: c. 1736 Oil on canvas Private collection
   
   
     

Jean Simeon Chardin Young Student Drawing oil painting


Young Student Drawing
Painting ID::  71482
Artist: Jean Simeon Chardin
Painting: Young Student Drawing
Introduction: Date ca. 1738(1738) Medium Oil on panel
   
   
     

Jean Simeon Chardin Frau Geschirr scheuernd oil painting


Frau Geschirr scheuernd
Painting ID::  72463
Artist: Jean Simeon Chardin
Painting: Frau Geschirr scheuernd
Introduction: Date Deutsch: um 1736 English: c. 1736 cyf
   
   
     

Jean Simeon Chardin Stilleben mit Porzellankanne oil painting


Stilleben mit Porzellankanne
Painting ID::  74331
Artist: Jean Simeon Chardin
Painting: Stilleben mit Porzellankanne
Introduction: 1763(1763) Oil on canvas 47 X 57 cm cjr
   
   
     

Jean Simeon Chardin Un Chimiste dans son laboratoire, dit Le Souffleur oil painting


Un Chimiste dans son laboratoire, dit Le Souffleur
Painting ID::  74818
Artist: Jean Simeon Chardin
Painting: Un Chimiste dans son laboratoire, dit Le Souffleur
Introduction: 1734(1734) Oil on canvas 138 X 105 cm (54.33 X 41.34 in) cjr
   
   
     

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     (2 November 1699 - 6 December 1779) was an 18th-century French painter. He is considered a master of still life, and is also noted for his genre paintings which depict kitchen maids, children, and domestic activities. Carefully balanced composition, soft diffusion of light, and granular impasto characterize his work. Chardin was born in Paris, the son of a cabinetmaker, and rarely left the city. He lived on the Left Bank near Saint-Sulpice until 1757, when Louis XV granted him a studio and living quarters in the Louvre. Chardin entered into a marriage contract with Marguerite Saintard in 1723, whom he did not marry until 1731. He served apprenticeships with the history painters Pierre-Jacques Cazes and Noël-Nicolas Coypel, and in 1724 became a master in the Academie de Saint-Luc. According to one nineteenth-century writer, at a time when it was hard for unknown painters to come to the attention of the Royal Academy, he first found notice by displaying a painting at the "small Corpus Christi" (held eight days after the regular one) on the Place Dauphine (by the Pont Neuf). Van Loo, passing by in 1720, bought it and later assisted the young painter