Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

The Existential Experience of a Chardin Still Life

John Goodrich blogs about viewing Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin’s Seville Orange, Silver Goblet, Apples, Pear and Two Bottles (1750) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Goodrich writes that “the painting provides something of an existential experience. For more conventional artists, painting representationally means starting with a recognizable enough rendering and then adding the ‘art’: suggestive […]