The Brioche
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This is an example of one of Chardin's later works. He has returned to still-life after a number of years during which he only painted genre works. The differing textures of the bread, the glass bottle and the china bowl are superbly rendered. This is a work of Chardin's full maturity when all essentials are cast aside and quiet simplicity becomes the keynote.
Owner/Location: Musée du Louvre  (France - Paris)
Dates: 1763
Artist age:Approximately 64 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 47 cm (18.5 in.), Width: 56 cm (22.05 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 28 December 2011.
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