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Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin

(1699-1779)

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Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin was an artist of the early 18th century. At this time the predominant form of art was Rococo, mostly associated with merriment and pleasure. Paintings of elegant carnivals, erotic nudity and romantic trysts were abundant, while reality seemed all but absent from the world of art, which is precisely what makes Chardin’s works stand out among the rest of the eighteenth century. His still-lifes are plain and unembellished, and depict the real world that he saw around him, rather than a Rococo fantasy. Chardin was born in 1699 in Paris to the family of a master-carpenter. He lived his entire life in the district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, where he was also christened at the Church of Saint-Sulpice.Read Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin's Full Biography

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Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. Self-Portrait with an Eye-Shade. Self-Portrait with an Eye-Shade. 1775. Pastel on paper. 46 x 38 cm. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. The Billiard Game. The Billiard Game. c.1721-25. Oil on canvas. 55 x 82.5 cm. Musée Carnavalet, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. The Ray-Fish. The Ray-Fish. 1725-26. Oil on canvas. 114 x 146 cm. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. Carafe, Silver Goblet and Fruit. Carafe, Silver Goblet and Fruit. c.1728. Oil on canvas. 55 x 40 cm. Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, Germany. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. The Buffet. The Buffet. 1728. Oil on canvas. 194 x 129 cm. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. Wild Rabbit with Game-Bag and Powder Flask. Wild Rabbit with Game-Bag and Powder Flask. 1728-30. Oil on canvas. 81 x 65 cm. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. A Green-Neck Duck with a Seville Orange. A Green-Neck Duck with a Seville Orange. 1728-30. Oil on canvas. 80.5 x 64.5 cm. Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. The Attributes of the Sciences. The Attributes of the Sciences. 1731. Oil on canvas. 141 x 219.5 cm. Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. The Fast Day Meal. The Fast Day Meal. 1731. Oil on canvas. 33 x 41 cm. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. Still Life with Herrings. Still Life with Herrings. c. 1731. Oil on canvas. 32 x 39 cm. Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. A A "Lean Diet" with Cooking Utensils. 1731. Oil on canvas. 33 x 43 cm. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. Lady Sealing a Letter. Lady Sealing a Letter. 1733. Oil on canvas. 146 x 147 cm, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. Woman at the Urn. Woman at the Urn. 1733. Oil on panel. 38 x 45 cm. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. The Laundress. The Laundress. 1733. Oil on canvas. 37.5 x 42.5 cm. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. Soap Bubbles. Soap Bubbles. 1733-5. Oil on canvas. 93 x 74.5 cm. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. Copper Cauldron with Three Eggs. Copper Cauldron with Three Eggs. c.1734. Oil on panel. 12 x 21 cm. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. The Copper Water Urn. The Copper Water Urn. c.1734. Oil on panel. 28.5 x 23 cm. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. Portrait of the Painter Joseph Aved. Portrait of the Painter Joseph Aved. 1734. Oil on canvas. 138 x 105 cm. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. Portrait of Charles Godefroy. Portrait of Charles Godefroy. c.1734-35. Oil on canvas. 67.5 x 74.5 cm. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. Lady Taking Tea. Lady Taking Tea. 1735. Oil on canvas. 80 x 101 cm. Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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