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The Swing Painting
Famous artwork by Fragonard Jean- Honore
The Swing or Les hasards heureux de l'escarpolette is an 18th-century oil painting by Jean-Honoré Fragonard and is currently displayed at the Wallace Collection in London. The painting is regarded as one of the masterpieces of the Rococo era and is one of Jean-honoré Fragonard most recognizable pieces.
The Swing painting analysis
"With an air of flirtatious abandon, a beautiful young girl kicks off her dainty show as she swings in a luxuriant garden. We can almost hear the provocative rustle of petticoats as her lover gazes at her from his vantage-point in the undergrowth. Bathed in a shaft of glorious sunlight, the girl in the focus of the composition. Her porcelain perfection, pink dress, and swooping upward movement all bring the viewer's this type of painting, with its frivolity and lightness of touch, characterizes the Rococo period.
Fragonard is known for taking this style to its greatest heights. There were other artists at that time Fragonard's own master, Francois Boucher, and the Venetian, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo- who were equally important painters. But it was Fragonard who so perfectly embodied the Rococo spirit - all powder, perfume, and artifice, with a highly polished finish. "
Beard, L., Butler, A., Cleave, C. V., Fortenberry, D., & Stirling, S. (2014). The art book. London: Phaidon Press.
The perfect accent for any space! Each wood print is unique due to the natural qualities of each individual panel of wood.
• Wood canvas made from Birchwood sourced from sustainable Canadian forests • UV set inks, meaning the print resists water • Each wood print is made in Montreal, Canada • Easy care, don’t touch the print if you don’t have to, but you can wipe it with a dry or damp cloth to remove dust • Arrives ready to hang! 4-panel frame in back allows you to just pop the wood print on a small nail in the wall, no wires necessary
The Swing by Fragonard Jean- Honore
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