Another take on the Boucher-Chardin exhibition at the Wallace
Brian Sewell is right in all he says in the Evening Standard about this exhibition. Yes, the “study of teapots” subtext given by the curators to paintings such as these Chardins is absurd, and can only be explained by the need to fill the space dedicated to the show. Yes, the dimly lit basement of the Wallace, behind the restrooms, is a dismal locale. See, I can agree with a British art critic!
Thanks to Mr. Sewell, I learned about the X-ray study, unmentioned in the show, of Chardin’s Cellar Boy (left.)
Finally I also agree with the five-star rating Mr. Sewell gives the exhibition.