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Jean-Honoré Fragonard, THE SWING

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The Swing

  • 1767 .Oil on canvas, 82.9 X 66 cm. The Wallace Collection, London.
  • Rococo
  • Not only is The Swing one of the most famous paintings of the Rococo period, but it is perhaps the painting that most captures the Rococo era of art as well.
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Art History

The Metaphor of the See-saw

Jean-Honoré Fragonard is best known for his genre paintings conveying an atmosphere of veiled eroticism.

Take for example ‘The See-Saw’ in the collection of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. 35 more words

Visiting 2 perfume factories in France

Everybody knows that France is famous for its perfume production. Whatever brand of perfume you buy it’s very likely that perfume was made in France. I’ve been several times to the south of France, specifically to the… 695 more words

French Riviera

75 Years Young

The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC is celebrating a birthday.  As part of the celebration the museum’s education department has a “Sketching is Seeing” 351 more words



 Since it’s going to be a long weekend of which I’m so happy about, getting a little break from school and work is just what I needed right now. 216 more words


My Beloved French Fragrance House

A lot has been said about French pharmacies and what to buy there. While I do believe that the pharmacies are treasure troves (I’m known to carry 14 toothpaste tubes back home), nothing makes me happier than a Fragonard fragrance. 301 more words