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Fragonard (Drawing Gallery Series)
Jean-Pierre Cuzin
8874390793
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The Louvre collection of drawings by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732–1806) is one of the finest and most well-balanced there is. It provides an overview, from the beginning to the end of his career, through his different techniques and the variety of his themes, of the light-hearted determination and the feigned roguishness of one of the most popular and most misunderstood French artists. Fragonard shifts from being the most scrupulous observer of nature, whether it be the human figure or landscape, the creator of profoundly moving religious compositions or of frivolously charming interiors, or again the boisterously inventive and unbridled illustrator of Ariosto or Cervantes. He is also one of the most intent and sprightly interpreters of works of the past, and the Louvre collection allows to have a close look...


From Drawing to Painting: Poussin, Watteau, Fragonard, David, and Ingres
Pierre Rosenberg
069100918X
May 2000
Hardcover
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Choice
[A] wonderful, charming and witty book. . . . A book for everyone. . . .

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Library : Rosenberg discusses what the drawings meant to each artist . . . [and] how drawings fit into the practice of the creation of paintings.
Choice : [A] wonderful, charming and witty book. . . . A book for everyone. . . .
Perrin Stein Master Drawings : This book . . . is . . . a tour with a patient guide through terrain that otherwise might be perceived as rarified or inhospitable.

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