Museum Bookstore Fragonard : Painting out of Time exhibition catalogue

Fragonard : Painting out of Time

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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

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