Jean-Honoré Fragonard

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  • The Swing Portrays by Jean-Honoré Fragonard

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    Jean-Honoré Fragonard created The Swing in 1766 with oil paints on a 2’ 8.6’’ by 2’ 2’’ canvas. It is located in London, England in the Wallace Collection. During the time this work was created, France was an aristocracy and The Swing portrays a glimpse of the luxurious life of the ruling class. King Louis XV ruled during a time when France was the most prosperous and powerful country in all of Europe. Through the influence of Madame de Pompadour, the arts prospered during this time. In the 18th

  • The Swing By Jean-Honore Fragonard Essay

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    sensuality as they were more commonly asked for. Women’s textile dresses were excessive, to say the least. Rooms were smaller to make everything else look more extreme. The Swing by Jean-Honore Fragonard has been described as the embodiment of the Rococo era paintings. Born in Grasse of the French Riviera, 1732, Fragonard, spent most of his time studying at the studio of François Boucher after his family moved to Paris. After being awarded the Prix de Rome, a French scholarship, he continued his

  • The Happy Accidents Of The Swing Analysis

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    in a painting and Jean-Honore Fragonard was the only artist of the time to agree to this request. Jean-Honore Fragonard’s The Swing also known as The Happy Accidents of the Swing is a stupendous example of the Rococo era because of how dainty and light it was which is ironic because of its adulterous themes. How Fragonard portrayed St. Juliens vision made men of the Enlightenment uncomfortable and enraged with the artwork because it made men look immoral and foolish. Jean-Honore Fragonard’s claim

  • How Rococo and Neoclassicism Illustrate the Process of Deciding in their Paintings

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    How Rococo and Neoclassicism Illustrate the Process of Deciding in their Paintings The artists Jean-Honore Fragonard and Jaques-Louis David both successfully embody their respective stylistic differences. Fragonard’s style of painting is Rococo, which is characterized by its softness, asymmetry and curviness. Contrasting these ideals is David’s style of painting, Neo-Classicism. Neo-Classicism is synonymous with strong gestures, symmetry, and solidness. Two works that best exemplify the ideals

  • Art Reflection

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    smell the sea air. Therefore, it allowed me to engage deeply in the setting along with the figures in the canvas spending their leisure time at the seashore. As soon as I recognized their apparel, I could associate this artwork with the woman in Jean Honore Fragonard’s canvas oil painting, The Swing, from the textbook. Both of the artworks enhanced my understanding of how the classes would differ. In specific, I could sense the barrier between the class statuses: the upper middle class and the upper

  • The Influence Of Impressionism In The Art Of Art And Art

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    The Rococo style was popular in France during the 1700’s after the days of Versailles and into the days of the aristocratic women hosting salons. Rococo artists sold their works to the wealthy people of society to decorate their lavish salons to awe their guests. The artwork gave the salons their sense of luxury and sensuality with scenes of classic love stories and lacey dresses. After the impressionist movement came the post-impressionist movement in France. This movement was less unified then

  • The Reign Of Louis Xv And Disappearing Toward The End Of The 18th Century

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    Flourishing during the reign of Louis XV and disappearing toward the end of the 18th century, Rococo was a playful opposing response to the solemnity of Classicism and the grandeur of Baroque. As dominant political power was shifting from France to England, and Venice was beginning to become stale in the political sense and become more of a site for tourists, there was a chance for artistic styles to change as well Moreover, with the end of Louis XIV’s reign, movement away from previously mentioned

  • Jean Honore Fagonard The Swing

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    The Swing is a magnificent piece of painting, painted by Jean- Honore Fragonard in 1767. The art work was painted with oil, on a canvas that was 32⅝ by 26 in. Fragonard was not, The Swings, original brainstormed artist. In fact, the subject matter was given to, Gabriel-Francois Doyen, who was approached by the baron de Saint-Julien, to paint his mistress. The baron had explicit instructions for his desire on the construction for the painting. He wanted his mistress on a swing that a bishop would

  • Jean Honoré Fragonard's The Stolen Kiss

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    Jean Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806), was one of the most creative artists of his time, producing more than 550 works during his life. “Fragonard was a product of the later stages of the Rococo era, a time characterized by hedonistic freedom and a pursuit of all things aesthetically pleasing. The Rococo era originated from the French decorative style Racaille meaning 'decorative shell and rock work'” (Artble). “Frivolous, colorful and gay, the works of Jean-Honoré Fragonard float into a spectator's

  • Symbolism In The Happy Lovers By Jean-Honor� Fragonard

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    In Jean-Honoré Fragonard painting The Happy Lovers (appendix: fig. 1), viewers are able to get a glimpse into the light-hearted, playful Rococo period. The Happy Lovers is a 35.5 x 47.75 in. oil painting, that was created between the years 1760–5 in France for an unnamed aristocrat; however, it can now be found in the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California. The Rococo period was a result of artists resisting the stiff monarchy, and desiring open expressionism–this was particularly emphasized

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