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Fragonard

Jean-Honor? . 1732--1806, French artist, noted for richly coloured paintings typifying the frivolity of 18th- century French court life
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We conclude this year's Clip & Save Art Print series with one of the most iconographic images in Western art, The Swing, by the French Rococo painter, Jean-Honore Fragonard.
Jean-Honore Fragonard scholar Molotiu (fine arts, New York U.
Heavily influenced by the paintings of the 18th century Rococo French painter Jean-Honore Fragonard and the French formal gardens that he frequently depicted, one of the first things you notice is that the figures that populate the tableau, in common with previous works dating back at least six or seven years, have no heads.
The exhibit is organized into four thematic sections: Music and Dance, Celebration and Cafe Society, Gaming and Sport, and Flirtation and Romance, as represented by artists as diverse as Max Beckmann, Edgar Degas, Jean-Honore Fragonard, Pablo Picasso, Peter Paul Rubens, Jan Steen, Titian and Diego Velazquez.
Boucher and his younger colleague Jean-Honore Fragonard produced a handful of charming original etchings, but like other successful artists, they generally relied upon highly skilled professional engravers to replicate their works in black and white or full color.
If you were to choose among Francois Boucher (1703-1770), Jean-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779), Jean-Honore Fragonard (1732-1806), and Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805), Greuze is certainly the big eighteenth-century French painter who got away.
The two-day sale also includes Islamic and Venetian glass, porcelain, Renaissance-style jewellery and portraits including two by Jean-Honore Fragonard.
Fifty of the designer's 18th century paintings, including masterpieces by Jean-Honore Fragonard and Francois Boucher, are to go up for auction on May 23 in New York.
These activities were seen as too strenuous for women, who were often depicted in a stock pose: on a swing, most famously by the eighteenth-century French artist Jean-Honore Fragonard in his rococo masterpiece The Swing.

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