July 14, 2010

Paris in Juli (2)

Paintings of the month (1)

Jean-Honore Fragonard (1732-1806): Te Swing

From the article of the wikipedia:
"The painting depicts a young man hidden in the bushes, watching a woman on a
swing, being pushed by her husband. Her husband is hidden in the shadow, as he
is unaware of the affair. (The Baron had requested a portrait of his mistress
seated on a swing being pushed by a bishop, which Fragonard later replaced with
a smiling husband.) As the lady goes high on the swing, she lets him take a
furtive peep under her dress."

Well, this is one of my favorite French paintings. Wonderful colors and a bit piquancy. There were some periods in my life, I was a huge fan of rococo. Uh, and yes, this painting is'nt that inocent, what you might think at the first look, remember, there were time, when women didn't wear underwear!

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JoAnn said...

Beautiful - thanks for sharing it with us!

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