The Swing  by Jean Honore Fragonard

The Swing

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Jean Honore Fragonard

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The Swing by Jean Honore Fragonard
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12.02.2019
Irene S.
Art Print on Canvas glossy, 25cm x 31cm, with 3cm additional border (White).
Rococo, lightness and sensuality, playful decadence and upheaval. The French painter Fragonard, a master of this style and an eroticist, whose pictures did not always find favor with Louis XV because they seemed too revealing. Permissive? A young lady of nobility is rocking in a clearing of an unspoilt park. The tree is old and gnarled, like the overripe aristocracy of France 20-30 years before the outbreak of the French Revolution (1789). Over-refinement in clothing contrasts the primeval environment, which is still recognizable by the statues as a park. Keck throws the rocking beauty her right shoe in the air, while spreading her legs and a look under her rushing dress allows. Enthusiastically, the bushy man of aristocratic descent stretches out his hat, obviously fascinated by this game. In the background the swing holds and swings a slightly older lackey, the spouse or a lover. When the French Revolution broke out, Fragonard had to pack up and flee with his pictures to his hometown of Grasse, where he was born in 1732, the son of a poor perfume merchant. He died in 1806. His paintings are now mostly in the New York Frick Collection. © Meisterdrucke
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Other art prints by Jean Honore Fragonard
Jupiter and Io Young Woman The Swing The Fete at Rambouillet or, The Island of Love, c.1770 Small girl sitting on the ground (red chalk on paper) Portrait of Marie-Thérèse Colombe Head of a Young Man Young Lovers, Winter The musical contest The Love Letter. Early 1770s Love Triumphant (before restoration) The Music Lesson The Warrior Taking off the Blouse
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