|Still Life with Plums, 1730|
Rather I should say: Me, on Chardin and Proust, on the beauty of everyday things like jugs, water, and fruit in an article up on Escape Into Life magazine. Being able to see the beauty in the commonplace is surely a quality to be valued. Chardin’s still life above looks nothing like my messy kitchen table–but then perhaps it does more than I can appreciate.
I’d love to hear what you think about the article. This train of thought spun off my enjoyment of De Botain’s How Proust Can Change Your Life, an enjoyable book I shared earlier this month here and also worth a look.