Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin - biography and pictures

  • Year of birth: November 2, 1699
  • Date of death: December 6, 1779
  • A country: France


The contribution of this artist in the piggy bank of world art is not fully appreciated. After centuries of oblivion after death, his work was recognized as the greatest achievement of realism. His still lifes and genre paintings adorn the expositions of the greatest museums in the world. His technique and style of writing is studied in art academies around the world. More than anything, he loved to write fruit ...
Very little is known about Chardin’s childhood and youth. All his biographies begin from the moment when the master is 30 years old. It is authentically known that the artist was born in the family of a cabinetmaker. Where Chardin received an artistic education is also unknown, most likely his school is the workshop of Noel Coypel, where the master worked as an assistant. It is also known for certain that throughout his life Chardin did not leave Paris.
Working in the workshop of a recognized master, the young Chardin carried out assignments related to the image of accessories and details of the paintings of the owner. Unusual scrupulousness and accuracy in work, responsible attitude - all these qualities led to the fact that more and more often the details of Kuapel's paintings looked better than the whole work. The master of Chardin, realizing that a true master had grown out of his apprentice, invites his worker to give some of his work to the exhibition of "debutants", which was held in Paris on Dauphin Square.
At the exhibition the works of Chardin were noticed. The impression was so strong that many were sure that the work of Dutch masters of the 17th century was in front of them. One of the honorary members of the Academy made an offer to a novice master to exhibit his works within the walls of the most prestigious exhibition hall in France. A few years later, an assistant, an apprentice, assistant Chardin becomes a member of the French Academy, recorded with the phrase "the fruit and home scenes".
Throughout his creative life, the artist wrote the life of the "third estate". Going in defiance of fashion, which prescribed a commitment to a gallant style, an empty but elegant art, designed to adorn and enliven the interiors, the master doomed himself to eternal exclusiveness and isolation. He received orders for still life in the style of the Dutch Baroque. And his genre works were appreciated by only the most shrewd contemporaries (Diderot admired his paintings, and the French encyclopedists enthusiastically spoke of his works in their publications). Compatriots forgot the master immediately after his death. Then there was a revolution, a surge of romanticism, then a magnificent Empire style caught the work of the realists of the 18th century.
Only in the second half of the XIX century, when the development of painting came close to realism, the work of Chardin became a model and the highest reference point for the masters of Western culture. Works of the master and today cause admiration not only of art experts, but also the most inexperienced viewers.

Pictures of Simeon Chardin

Girl with shuttlecock
Prayer before dinner
Still life with art attributes
Boy with yula
Silver tureen
Copper tank
Flowers in a vase
Caring nanny
Self-portrait in pince-nez

Watch the video: Jean Simeon Chardin: A collection of 174 paintings HD (February 2020).