The Ray (painting)

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The Ray
Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin 007.jpg
ArtistJean Simeon Chardin[1]
LocationLouvre Museum

The Ray is a still life painting by Jean Simeon Chardin, first exhibited at the Exposition de la Jeunesse on 3 June 1728, the day of the Petite Fête-Dieu.

On 25 September 1728, Simeon Chardin exhibited the painting and The Buffet as his reception pieces to the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture o. Both works are now in the Louvre. Marcel Proust likened the image of the eponymous ray to the "nave of a polychromatic cathedral."[2]


  1. ^ Robert D. Denham (10 March 2010). Poets on Paintings: A Bibliography. McFarland. pp. 193–. ISBN 978-0-7864-5658-1.
  2. ^ "The Ray Louvre Museum Paris". The Louvre. Retrieved 2019-05-15.

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