Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732 - 1806) was a prolific French painter in the last decades of French monarchy whose style was in the Rococo (or Late Baroque) movement. The Rococo movement, among painters, was typified with delicate colour selections, curved form, and a definite flare for the romantic.
Fragonard excelled at this form of painting, and while there was little recognition for his works for many decades, later revisits have placed him among he masters of French painters.
|Blind Man's Bluff|
Perhaps his most notable work:
One of the things that really stands out as part of the style and whimsy is the young lady's shoe flying from her foot as she swings. This really adds an exuberant feeling to the image and it's touches like this that really help to capture that sense of being in a real moment of time.
There feels like a real zest for life in these paintings that makes them really stand out for me.