Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant
One of the most forward-looking artists in 18th-century France, Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) is considered the pre-eminent draftsman of his time. This exquisitely illustrated exhibition catalogue for The Met's winter 2016 show emphasises the importance of drawing in Fragonard's creative process.
This fresh assessment of the artist focuses on the role of drawing in his creative process and showcases Fragonard's mastery and experimentation with drawing in a range of media, from vivid red chalk to luminous brown wash, as well as etching, watercolour, and gouache. Unlike many old master painters, Fragonard explored the potential of drawings as works of art in their own right, ones that permitted him to work with great freedom and allowed his genius to shine. The drawings featured here come from public and private collections in New York, balancing a mix of well-loved masterpieces, new discoveries, and works that have long been out of the public eye.
- Authors: Perrin Stein, Marie-Anne Dupuy-Vachey, Eunice Williams and Kelsey Brosnan
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Date published: October 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1588396013
- Product Dimensions: 28.0 x 24.1 cm