Item description for Fragonard (Drawing Gallery series) by Jean-Pierre Cuzin...
The Louvre collection of drawings by Jean-Honor, 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 at this fundamental aspect, in particular thanks to several spectacular, utterly personal copies after Rubens and Jordaens. He has verve and conviction in renewing graphic means: his black chalk
Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.34" Width: 8.24" Height: 0.36" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jul 10, 2006
Publisher 5 Continents Editions
ISBN 8874390793 ISBN13 9788874390793
Reviews - What do customers think about Fragonard (Drawing Gallery series)?
drawings of Fragonard Sep 2, 2007
the book this good for its price and size, but I had liked that had but landscapes and the illustrations to color that he has in the the technique of three crayones. and the impression is something clear, without force, but as I love everything what has to do with this artist, I am very contented