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Podcast Episode 27: The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard


In this week's episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast, I discuss the Rococo masterpiece The Swing. Painted in 1767 and perfectly encapsulates the flirtatious and sensual nature of this period. To listen, click here or download onto your favorite platform!



Menacing Love

Étienne-Maurice Falconet, 1757

Public Domain via Rijksmuseum













Front Entrance of the Wallace Collection

London, England

CC 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons










Self Portrait

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, date unknown

Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

















Sources


Gardner’s Art through the Ages, 12th edition by Fred S. Kleiner


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Swing_(Fragonard)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE4BBy2lczM


https://www.artsy.net/series/stories-10-art-historys-iconic-works/artsy-editorial-undressing-erotic-symbolism-the-swing-fragonards-decadent-masterpiece


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Honor%C3%A9_Fragonard


https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/frag/hd_frag.htm


https://courses.lumenlearning.com/boundless-arthistory/chapter/the-enlightenment/#:~:text=Previous%20to%20the%20Enlightenment%2C%20the,which%20became%20known%20as%20Neoclassicism.


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