Jean-Honoré Fragonard was born on April 4, 1732 in France. He was a painter and printmaker of the rococo era, and so not surprisingly his vibrant work throbbed with a whimsical, erotic tone.
The Swing, perhaps Fragonard’s most well-known and beloved masterpiece, is considered one of the greatest triumphs of rococo art. It depicts a young man smitten by a lady being pushed on a swing by her husband. The vibes this painting emits are wholly rococo: lighthearted, spirited, and seeping with color as well as eroticism.
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