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02 November 2016

Happy birthday, Chardin.

Chardin, Self-portrait with Spectacles, 1771

Chardin, Self-portrait, 1775

Chardin, Self-portrait at an Easel, 1779

Jean-Baptiste Simeon Chardin was born on this day in 1699.

How many attempts, now happy, now unhappy!  He who has not felt the difficulties of his art does nothing that counts.  One makes use of colors, but one paints with emotions.

Jean-Baptiste Simeon Chardin

Chardin, A Basket of Wild Strawberries, 1761

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