Jean Honoré Fragonard

Jean Honoré Fragonard

Jean Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) was a painter whose works exemplified the Rococo style of the 18th century.

Jean Honoré Fragonard Summary:

  • He is considered the greatest student of his master François Boucher.
  • He was the son of a glover and was raised in the perfume capital of the world.
  • Fragonard drew inspiration from the Dutch and Flemish masters of the Northern Renaissance.
  • Despite earning a prestigious painting scholarship in the mid-18th century, his works during the latter half of his career did not receive much praise from his commissioners.
  • With his soft colors and decorative detailing, Fragonard’s paintings are said to epitomize the Rococo art movement.

Jean Honoré Fragonard Famous Paintings:

  • The Swing (1767)
  • A Young Girl Reading (1770)
  • The Progress of Love: The Metting (1773)
  • The Bolt (1777)
  • The See-Saw (1750-1752)
  • The Fountain of Love (1785)

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