Monday, February 28, 2011

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1785 (April 5, 1732 – August 22, 1806)

The Swing

Fragonard was one of the finest Rococo painters, who fell into near-complete obscurity in his later life, and it took many long years to pass, well after the artist's death, before his greatness was recognized again. I find that to be such an unfortunate circumstance that seems to affect so many artists, whom we now are completely enamored with. And Fragonard was such a wonderful Rococo artist in every aspect of painting, how could he be forgotten? 

The White Bull

The Bathers

The Little Park

The Fountain of Love


  1. The problem there is, if we say he was fickly forgotten, does that mean that now he's only fickly remembered?

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