The Swing Famous Painting - Fragonard Jean Honore [Art Reproductions]
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The Swing Painting by Fragonard Jean Honore
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.
Famous Painting Of Girl On Swing
The Swing is one of Fragonard's best-known works, a fairly racy organization delineating the fancy woman of the Baron de Saint-Julien. This little youngster, situated at the arrangement's middle, shows up on a swing, wearing a pink dress. She is pushed by a grinning man, who doesn't understand another man is among the bushes, looking into her skirt. She, be that as it may, seems to have designed the scene, looking down at him as she travels through the air. The scene is set against a raucous woodland swarmed with statuary close by individuals and plants. The girl's outstretched foot, from which a shoe flies, focuses at the most conspicuous model, unmistakable to watchers as Etienne-Maurice Falconet's Menacing Cupid. The subject, a girl on a swing pushed by a husband while a sweetheart looked from the shrubs and a shoe flew from the foot, was directed to the painter by the Baron de Saint-Julien; Fragonard changes the scene from a lecherous moral story into a discourse on the brevity of delight through the points of interest of his structure.
The swing, in the eighteenth century, was, for the most part, perused as a sexual analogy, because of the musicality of development and the situating of the body, with broadened legs, right when the swing's circular segment arrived at its peak; the passing of a shoe frequently symbolized the loss of honesty. The Swing is created to coordinate the eye so that the account is uncovered step by step, following the movement of the swing from husband to darling, and surrounded as though a scene in a play, urging watchers to enjoy their interruption into a private minute, moving toward it as though it is performed for them. The happy abundance of the canvas is complemented by the manner in which that the laces of the girl's dress match the example of the encompassing foliage, just as by its shining pastel colors and delicate lighting. This sensual depiction - this perfect work of art of Rococo workmanship, recognizing the soul of esthetic refinement and privileged wantonness on the eve of the French Revolution - shows that in the region of titillation, Fragonard is basically unique.
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