Fragonard: Painting Out of Time

Author(s): Satish Padiyar

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At the time of his death in 1806, the rococo artist Jean-Honoré Fragonard had not painted for two decades. Following a period of huge public success, the painter's reputation fell. Fragonard: Painting Out of Time takes this prolonged artistic silence as a point of departure to investigate the maverick personality of Fragonard within the lively society of eighteenth-century France. Personally secretive, Fragonard nevertheless created revealing images that undermined a normal sense of space and time. Satish Padiyar investigates the life and work of the last of the libertine painters of the ancien regime, a contemporary of Denis Diderot and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and presents dramatic new perspectives on works such as The Progress of Love, painted for Madame du Barry, the infamous The Bolt, and the ever-popular The Swing.'A brilliant new account of Fragonard's art that reveals some of its most intriguing secrets.' — Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, William Dorr Boardman Professor of Fine Arts, Harvard University, and author of The Painter's Touch: Boucher, Chardin, Fragonard'Deeply erudite...Fragonard might be taken to embody brilliantly gifted eccentricity, but the author deploys that singularity in ways that illuminate the whole field of later eighteenth-century art.' — Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art, New York University


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  • : 9781789142099
  • : Reaktion Books, Limited
  • : Reaktion Books, Limited
  • : November 2020
  • : .9 Inches X 7.5 Inches X 9.75 Inches
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  • : Satish Padiyar
  • : Hardback
  • : 304