JEAN-HONORÉ
FRAGONARD
(1732-1806)s
 

  • Biography:
     
         Fragonard started his carrer as a lawyer, but his painting skills would soon lead him tu study Boucher . From him he learns colour, drawing, perspective, la pincelada suelta and movement.

         He left for Rome at the age of 20. There he combined the practice of natural drawing with the study of decoratión. He deeply admired Tiépolo from whom he extracts important learnings. He stayed in Italy for 10 years, then returned to France to paint historic pictures.
     
    J.H. Fragonard: El Columpio, c.1767. J.H. Fragonard, The Swing, , c.1767, 81 x 64 cm, Oil on canvas, Wallace Collection, London.
    With comments
    J.H. Fragonard: The Bolt, c.1778. J.H. Fragonard, The Bolt, , c.1778, 73 x 93 cm, Oil on canvas, Musée du Louvre, Paris.
    With comments
    J.H. Fragonard: The Bolt, c.1778. J.H. Fragonard, A Young Girl Reading, , c.1776, 82 x 65 cm, National Gallery of Art, Washington.
    J.H. Fragonard: The Bolt, c.1778. J.H. Fragonard, Young Woman Playing with a Dog, , 1765-72, 70 x 87 cm, Oil on canvas, Fondation Cailleux, Paris.

    Written by:
    Beatriz Aragonés Escobar.
    Bachelor of Art History


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