Artist Birthdays November 2 – JEAN-BAPTISTE-SIMÉON CHARDIN

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JEAN-BAPTISTE-SIMÉON CHARDIN (Nov 2, 1699 – Dec 6, 1779)

  • Nationality: French
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Rococo, Genre Painting
  • ARTiFact: He was able to achieve a highly realistic texture on canvas simply by working with brushstrokes and glazes; this great talent earned him the title of the “grand magician” by his critics and patrons.
  • Artist Quote: “Who told you that one paints with colors? One makes use of colors, but one paints with emotions.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Girl with Racket and Shuttlecock, 1737.

Jean-Simeon Chardin. Girl with Racket and Shuttlecock, 1737.

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