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- Jean Baptiste Siméon Chardin (1699-1779).
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He favored simple yet beautifully textured still lifes, and sensitively handled domestic interiors and genre paintings. Simple, even stark, paintings of common household items Still Life with a Smoker's Box and an uncanny ability to portray children's innocence in an unsentimental manner Boy with a Top [below] nevertheless found an appreciative audience in his time, and account for his timeless appeal.
Largely self-taught, he was greatly influenced by the realism and subject matter of the 17th-century Low Country masters. Despite his unconventional portrayal of the ascendant bourgeoisie, early support came from patrons in the French aristocracy, including Louis XV. Though his popularity rested initially on paintings of animals and fruit, by the s he introduced kitchen utensils into his repertoire The Copper Cistern, ca.
Soon figures populated his scenes as well, supposedly in response to a portrait painter who challenged him to take up the genre.
These humble scenes deal with simple, everyday activities, yet they also have functioned as a source of documentary information about a level of French society not hitherto considered a worthy subject for painting. The pictures are noteworthy for their formal structure and pictorial harmony. In he returned to the subject of the still life. In the s his eyesight weakened and he took to painting in pastels, a medium in which he executed portraits of his wife and himself.
Today his paintings hang in the Louvre and other major museums. His work became popular with the general public after low-cost engravings of his paintings became available. He is much admired for his still life work and portraiture in pastels, which are now highly valued. His self-portrait top right was produced in the latter medium.
Chardin painted humble scenes that deal with simple, everyday activities. He used blocky simple forms perfectly organized in space, and few colors, mostly earth tones. He was a master of textures, shapes, and the soft diffusion of light. Chardin's influence on the art of the modern era was wide-ranging, and has been well-documented. He was one of Henri Matisse's most admired painters; as an art student Matisse made copies of four Chardin paintings in the Louvre.
Chaim Soutine's still lifes looked to Chardin for inspiration, as did the paintings of Georges Braque, and later, Giorgio Morandi.