Soap Bubbles for the very pleasure

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Soap Bubbles, oil on canvas, 1733-34.  Jean-Siméon Chardin, 1699-1779, French.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 

The Museum notes that, while in the eighteenth century bubbles were an allusion to the transience of life, the artist, who painted two later versions of this subject, may have wanted only to depict the pleasure of creating soap bubbles.

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