Ordinary Magic

Kauffmann, Stanley
August 2000
New Republic;08/14/2000, Vol. 223 Issue 7, p29
Applauds the artistic imaginations of painter Jean-Siméon Chardin. Portrayal of the richness of private life in Chardin's paintings; Emphasis on the ultraclear delineation of the rectilinear volumes of books and portfolios; Observation of dreamy elements in Chardin's paintings; Assessment of the riveting sense of eighteenth-century ordinariness; Combination of exactitude and fluidity.


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