Fragonard : The Fantasy Figures
Accompanying the National Gallery of Art exhibition Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures, this catalogue constitutes an important compendium of new information and visual material on Fragonard's much-studied series. Combining art, fashion, science, and conservation, this revelatory exhibition brings together—for the first time—14 of Fragonard's known fantasy-figure paintings.
Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732–1806) was a French painter and printmaker whose late rococo style was distinguished by a remarkable facility, exuberance, and hedonism.
The book assembles Fragonard’s fantasy figures alongside his original sketches for the first time. It presents scientific research into the mysterious series and examines the 18th-century Parisian world of new money, unexpected social alliances, and extravagant fashions from which these unique paintings emerged.
- Author: Yuriko Jackall
- Hardcover: 160 pages | 190 colour illustrations
- Date published: September 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1848222489
- Product Dimensions: 32.3 x 26.3 cm