Detail from "Still-Life with Pipe an Jug" c. 1737
Oil on canvas, 32,5 x 40 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris
Yesterday, Nov. 2, was the birthday of the great French painter Jean Baptiste Siméon Chardin (1699). Please look at his work
. It will slow you way down. Slow enough to get a longer, albeit dim view, of the remaining span of your days and what your eyes and heart are truly for: Seeing and Feeling. As artists, I believe, we have an obligation to help people see and feel (and sell stuff, alas!).