Chardin was a master of colour, using this ability to produce extraordinarily accurate depictions of everyday objects within his series of still life artworks. There were then many scenes of domestic life through a number of charming portraits. He left behind a sizeable oeuvre, even though he would only produce around four paintings a year. His decision to endlessly amend his compositions slowed him down considerably, but also ensured an incredible level of quality in his work. For this reason, his paintings have become very popular as print reproductions. Despite the relatively traditional nature of his artistic style, there are still many who appreciate the beauty of his still life work, including his more famous contributions such as The Ray.

It is worth choosing a good quality print in order to get the most faithful reproductions of his original piece. Some of the retailers out there do not offer particularly good quality prints of his work, and so it is worth shopping around between different online stores, as well as picking the particular artwork from their selection based on their own versions. Indeed, colour balances can vary from one seller to the next. Chardin's paintings were relatively simple in terms of complexity of objects, meaning that you do not have to get huge versions, but the bigger they are then the more you will be able to appreciate the individual brushstrokes as used by the artist. Much will depend on the amount of space that you have available in your home for it to hang.