Soap bubbles, Jean-Baptiste Simeon Chardin, 1734

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Soap bubbles – Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin. 1734. Oil on canvas. 61×63
Charden all his life he painted still lifes and unpretentious everyday scenes, but how much new they opened to the viewer in the outside world! In the picture presented, a young man blows a soap bubble through a straw, wanting to amuse the baby, but he himself fell into this lesson so that his face acquired a concentrated expression, and his fingers clinging to the windowsill turned white.

Soap bubble in the picture, a fragile rainbow miracle, from which nothing is about to remain, reminds us that life is beautiful in every moment and that these seconds are irrevocable. Chardin did not seek to express some lofty idea in his painting, the theme of his work was the poetry of reality, which, as far as one can judge from the artist’s works, turns out to be more attractive than other inventions."

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