The Skate
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This was Chardin's 'morceau de reception' which he presented to the Academy in 1728. In this early still-life Chardin is concerned especially with the play of light on surfaces and the way in which the fish reflects that light. It is still in the tradition of Flemish 17th century art and close in style to the work of Chardin's contemporary, J.B.Oudry.
Owner/Location: Musée du Louvre  (France - Paris)
Dates: 1726-1728
Artist age:Approximately 29 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 114.5 cm (45.08 in.), Width: 146 cm (57.48 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 26 December 2011.
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