CHARDIN, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon
(b. 1699, Paris, d. 1779, Paris)

Attributes of Music

Oil on canvas, 91 x 145 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

This overdoor painting - together with the Attributes of Art (Louvre) and Attributes of Sciences (untraced) - was commissioned for the royal château of Choisy. This emblematic canvas has a sense of composition that would impress the cubists.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 21 minutes):
Ludwig August Lebrun: Concerto in C major for oboe