Fragonard: 100 Paintings and Drawings, Maria Tsaneva
Maria Tsaneva

Fragonard: 100 Paintings and Drawings

122 printed pages
Jean-Honoré Fragonard was a French Rococo painter and print-maker whose style was remarkable by cheerfulness and hedonism. His most popular artworks are genre paintings conveying an atmosphere of intimacy and veiled eroticism. Fragonard has been ranked with Watteau as one of the two great lyrical painters of the analytical 18th century in France. An extraordinary active artist, he produced more than 550 paintings, several thousand drawings, and 35 etchings. His style, based primarily on that of Rubens, was express, forceful, and effortless, never tensed or fussy like that of so many of his contemporaries. Although the greater part of his active life was passed during the neoclassical period, he continued to paint in a Rococo manner until shortly before the French Revolution.
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This late masterpiece by Fragonard shows the influence of the 17th-century Dutch painters such as Gabriel Metsu and Gerard Terborch. In a brief period before the French Revolution, Fragonard combined the seemingly incompatible: Dutch sensitivity to the texture of materials and nuances of light with Neoclassical stringency in construction

Esta obra maestra tardía de Fragonard muestra la influencia de los pintores holandeses del siglo XVII como Gabriel Metsu y Gerard Terborch. En un breve período anterior a la Revolución Francesa, Fragonard combinó lo aparentemente incompatible: Sensibilidad holandesa a la textura de los materiales y a los matices de la luz con rigor neoclásico en la construcción.

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