Fragonard and the Fantasy Figure

Fragonard and the Fantasy Figure

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A fresh interpretation of Fragonard's figures de fantaisie, Fragonard and the Fantasy Figure: Painting the Imagination reconnects Fragonard's paintings with a neglected tradition of fantasy figures in European art, and situates them within the cultural and aesthetic contexts of eighteenth-century France. This study defines Fragonard as a painter of the imagination, and shows how the fantasy figure, with its unusual juxtapositions and humour, engages the imagination of artist and viewer.Official doctrine differentiated between idealized figures used in allegory and history painting, the highest genre, and more ... produced a number of pastel a#39; tActesa#39; comprising self-portraits and portraits, genre-like pieces, and a fantasy figure inanbsp;...

Title:Fragonard and the Fantasy Figure
Author: Melissa Percival, Jean-Honoré Fragonard
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2012

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