A major work by the 18th century French artist Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The Portrait of François-Henri d’Harcourt, sold for £17 million at Bonhams, London yesterday (December 5) setting a world record price for the artist at auction. 310 more words
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In the 18th century, art styles are the response to differing social climates of the time.
The art style, Rococo is overwhelmingly at nature and is not shy for having characters in paintings represented in a relaxed and informal state (such as being in casual clothing, or being outside, creating a peaceful and comfortable utopia), with flowing fabrics with generous amounts of colour: “all too flexible and fluid, and all too playful with charming colours and tones” (The social history of art, p132). 561 more words