Beauty as Ordinary: Chardin’s Innovative Portrayal

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Jan 23, 2013 9:42PM

Before Jean-Siméon Chardin's  The Embroiderer depicted this middle class woman with beauty and depth even amidst mundane chores, an intriguing, inner life was relegated to aristocratic portraiture. Painted six times, only 2 versions of this piece have survived.

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