Jean-Honore Fragonard

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Rococo Art, which was originated in France, in the 18th century had caused a loom of response against Louis XIV's design which was named the palace of Versailles. The word ‘rococo’ itself refers to pebble or small stones and shells that were used to enhance the interiors of the grottoes. These shells were the basic motifs of the Rococo ornaments. Unlike the Baroque movement, Rococo is one that does not emphasizes on religious matters or vivid expressions. The style is however, extremely significant to the hedonism of the group of upper class of the Europeans. Rococo is known for its mythical themes and unreciprocated love in the upper class. The Vivid and clever, the paintings are portrayed in such a way to reflect a mischievous and sensual dream. This particular art movement is characterized by their lightness, elegance and the overflowing use of curving, natural forms in embellishment.

Jean-Honore Fragonard, was one of the most productive artist in his era, has produced an amount of more than 500 paintings during his line of work. As the novice of Chardin and Boucher, who were Rococo artist, Fragonard had won the Prix de Rome and was able to attend the academy in France.
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After Fragonard was accepted in the Academy, his subject matters were normally of traditional form of subjects like the events that took place in the ancient times or landscapes. He then later switch to eroticism which became his main source of earnings. For example in his earlier paintings, The Swing, with the erotic flow of motion, made Fragonard pursue this particular type of theme for several years. Although the subject matter was often steamy, he was able to make the work seem less vulgar with his light touches. Soon after he was married, Fragonard had attempted to lessen the eroticism in his earlier works so that he would be able to focus on diving into his new scenes of domestic bliss, home, hearth and
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