Louvre Bids To Store A Chardin Purchased By The U.S. Museum In France

On a computer screen, the still life “Basket of Wild Strawberries” by 18th-century French painter Jean Siméon Chardin is quiet and modest. The ability to capture the reflection of light from the rim of a water glass is quiet in this environment. In person, though, it casts a spell. “Deceptively simple, absolutely captivating and magical,” …