Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin (1699-1799) was a French painter of still life and domestic scenes notable for their intimate realism, tranquil atmosphere, and luminous quality paint. Cardin was discovered in the middle of the 19th century by a group of French critics and collectors. The Louvre made its first acquisitions of his work only in the 1860s. Today Chardin is considered the greatest 18th century's Still-life painter. He claimed that one uses colors, but one paints with feeling.