Fragonard : Painting out of Time
A brilliant new account of Fragonard's art
At the time of his death in 1806, the Rococo artist Jean-Honore Fragonard had not painted for two decades. Following a period of huge public success, the painter's reputation fell. Personally secretive, Fragonard created revealing images that undermined a normal sense of space and time.
Satish Padiyar investigates the life and work of the last of the libertine painters of the ancien regime, a contemporary of Denis Diderot and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and presents dramatic new perspectives on works such as The Progress of Love, painted for Madame du Barry, the infamous The Bolt and the ever-popular The Swing.
- Author: Satish Padiyar
- Hardcover: 304 pages | 130 colour illustrations
- Date published: September 2020
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1789142099
- Product Dimensions: 25.3 x 20.0 cm