This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779) is acknowledged as one of the finest genre and still-life painters of the eighteenth century. Until now, there has been surprisingly little substantial scholarship published on this great French artist's work. This authoritative and beautiful book redresses that lack, bringing to light a wealth of new material about an important and seminal artist, including paintings discovered within the last decade. A man of humble origins who painted humble subjects, Chardin rose to become one of the most sought-after artists of his day, attracting the patronage of Catherine the Great, Frederick the Great, and the Queen of Sweden, among others. The outstanding colorplates in Chardin clearly demonstrate why his work was so popular, and why it still intrigues us today. They reveal the artist's extraordinary understanding of form and volume, his virtuosity in depicting surface textures, and above all his poetic, yet unsentimental feeling for the common objects of daily life. Chardin's unassuming kitchen-table vignettes were enormously influential on the history of painting in France, where they have been revered for two centuries. They touch us with their calmness and humanity: a young boy building a house of cards; a woman taking tea, interiors with fruit, game, and lustrous copper pans. They are more than just depictions of domestic contentment; Chardin's paintings convey values that transcend his time and bring the artist and the modern observer together. An illustrated catalogue of prints made after Chardin's paintings accompanies a fascinating analysis of Chardin's life and career by Marianne Roland Michel, Director of the noted Galerie Cailleux in Parisand a highly regarded authority on French eighteenth-century painting and drawing. Together with contemporary accounts by Denis Diderot and Charles-Nicholas Cochin, a fully rounded picture emerges of the artist's life, his cri. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin, the still-life artist of 18th-century France, was born in Paris in 1699. Having received no formal training, he rose to become one of the most highly-regarded painters of his lifetime, his work widely exhibited and sought by the rich and famous. His still-lifes, composed of simple elements, are exceptional in their depth of tone and striking in their directness. The genre scenes depict the domesticity of everyday bourgeois life, unsentimentalized and unidealized. This monograph reproduces a selection of 128 paintings, focusing on particular sections in enlarged detail to highlight texture and technique. A selection of prints and works by Chardin's contemporaries is also included. The book is divided into two sections, examining first the life of the artist and then the paintings themselves. Each area of Chardin's oevre is discussed in detail and he is placed in the context of the artistic life of the time.
Review: First published in France in 1994, Chardin expands on the work of Georges Wildenstein in the 1933 book, Chardin, and Pierre Rosenberg's catalog for the great Chardin exhibition of 1979. Jean-Baptiste Simeon Chardin was largely a self-taught painter who took the Academy of Painting by storm in 1728 despite the lowly status enjoyed by most still-life painters in his day. Though he rescued the academy's finances and won great artistic influence, he was never allowed to teach and was denied the academy's higher honors because he was a "painter of animals and fruit." Even so, for 20 years he performed the important task of hanging salon exhibits. Chardin examines the painter's career through his paintings and the writings of his contemporaries.
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Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1994. HARD BACK. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: A Little Rubbed. First.. 293pp.146 colour plates & 149 b&w illustrations. Heavy item may attract additional postage. Book. Codice libro della libreria 18098
Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams, Inc, New York, 1996. First American Edition. large 4to., 293pp.; VG/VG; spine teal with white and black lettering; mild wear to dust jacket, primarily to corners; interior clean; shelved front table. Dupont. Codice libro della libreria 9-13-1277932
Descrizione libro Abrams, New York, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First American edition. 1996, First Edition. Hardcover, folio. 293 pp. Remainder mark on the bottom text-block. Otherwise a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Tight binding; clean contents. Due to the size of this book additional postage for international or priority order may be required. Codice libro della libreria 0078044
Descrizione libro Abrams, New York, 1996. Hardcover. First edition. Near fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. A modicum of rubbing, edgewear, but minimal. Remainder mark on the lower text block. No markings or inscriptions. A bright, attractive copy of this monograph, and scarce in a condition of this high an order. Overseas shipping will require extra charges; it might be cheaper to buy a seat on a commercial flight and ship the book that way. Codice libro della libreria 00830
Descrizione libro Abrams, New York, 1996. hardcover. Condizione libro: fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: fine. 293 illustrations, including 146 in full color. Small folio, green cloth d.w. (New York): Abrams, (1996). Fine. Codice libro della libreria 248498
Descrizione libro [New York]: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., ., 1996. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. folio. pp. 293. 293 illus. (146 colour). biblio. index. cloth. dw. First American Edition. Codice libro della libreria ABE-270298334
Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria mon0001399566
Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. First U.S. Edition. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0810940418
Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams, 1996. Hardcover with dustjacket, 294 pages; very good condition, clean and crisp; no internal marks. Foreign shipping may be extra. Codice libro della libreria ChMiHa250