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Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin: The Inanimate Beauty

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It is severely unfortunate that the biography of Chardin will never be privileged with distinctness and absolute clarity for the painter’s life was never captured fully. But as in his paintings, the subject matter, which in this case would be Chardin himself, is transcended by the essence and artistic value. …

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Everett Shinn: The Revolt of a Wooden Canvas

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The euphoric reward of practicing an art may at times present an opportunity to claim a rather dignified self-image; an illusory sense of superiority. Such a condition had baffled many minds that perceived it as an affront to the unspoken, artistic adjuration. A reaction was the natural impulse of those whose …

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