#Happybirthday to Jean-Honoré Fragonard, born #onthisday 1732.
Fragonard’s The Swing, painted c. 1767 – 1768, is emphatically the artist’s most famous #painting, and one of the most recognisable paintings in the Wallace Collection.
It shows a woman, a frothy vision of pink silk, poised mid-air beyond the reach of both her elderly husband and her reclining lover, having just discarded her shoe flirtatiously. Reviewing the painting, one critic wrote 'the grace of the execution and the tact of artist excuse the sauciness of the image'.
No work better demonstrates the artist’s ability to combine erotic licence with a visionary feeling for nature.
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