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Fragonard and the fantasy figure

Melissa Percival

Fragonard and the fantasy figure

painting the imagination

by Melissa Percival

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Published by Ashgate in Farnham, Surrey, UK, England, Burlington, VT .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Criticism and interpretation,
  • Themes, motives,
  • Fantasy in art,
  • Human beings in art

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Other titlesPainting the imagination
    StatementMelissa Percival
    ContributionsFragonard, Jean-Honoré, 1732-1806
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsND553.F7 P47 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25108718M
    ISBN 109781409401377
    LC Control Number2011000405

      The book assembles Fragonard's fantasy figures alongside his original sketch for the first time. It presents scientific research into the mysterious series and examines the 18th-century Parisian world of new money, unexpected social alliances and extravagant fashions from which these unique paintings : Yuriko Jackall.   FRAGONARD: The Fantasy Figures—an exhibition on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, through December 3, —is a Author: Clayton Press.

    PDF | On Apr 1, , John K Delaney and others published 'Portrait of a woman with a book': A 'newly discovered fantasy figure' by Fragonard at the National Gallery of Art, Washington | Find.   "Fragonard’s Sketches of Portraits includes a drawing that closely resembles Young Girl Reading, suggesting that the painting once depicted a fantasy figure. As in the painting, the girl in the sketch is seated by a window, indicated by the railing on which she rests her elbow, and leans against a large pillow while holding up a book in her.

    Jean-Honore Fragonard () was a French painter and printmaker whose late Rococo style was distinguished by a remarkable facility, exuberance and hedonism. The starting-point for this beautifully illustrated book (and the exhibition which it accompanies) was the discovery in of a drawing by Fragonard depicting his so-called 'fantasy figures'. Fragonard's drawing presents thumbnail.   Jean Honoré Fragonard () was among the most characteristic and important French painters of his era. The National Gallery, Washington, has amassed — for the first time — the artist’s remarkable series known as the “fantasy figures” for this significant exhibition.


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The book defines Fragonard as a painter of the imagination and foregrounds the imaginary at a time when Enlightenment rationalism and Classical aesthetics contrived to delimit the imagination.

The book unravels scholarly writing on these Fragonard paintings and examines the history of the fantasy figure from early modern Europe to eighteenth-century : Melissa Percival, Jean-Honoré Fragonard.

Jean-Honoré Fragonard () was a Fragonard and the fantasy figure book painter and printmaker whose late Rococo style was distinguished by a remarkable facility, exuberance and hedonism. The starting-point for this beautifully illustrated book (and the exhibition which it accompanies) was the discovery in of a drawing by Fragonard depicting his so-called "fantasy figures."Format: Hardcover.

The book unravels scholarly writing on these Fragonard paintings and examines the history of the fantasy figure from early modern Europe to eighteenth-century France. Emerging from this background is a view of Fragonard turning away from the academically sanctioned ’invention’, towards more playful variants of the imaginary: fantasy and Author: Melissa Percival.

Book Description. A fresh interpretation of the group of Fragonard’s paintings known as the ’figures de fantaisie’, Fragonard and the Fantasy Figure: Painting the Imagination reconnects the fantasy figures with neglected visual traditions in European art and firmly situates them within the cultural and aesthetic contexts of eighteenth-century France.

The book defines Fragonard as a painter of the imagination and foregrounds the imaginary at a time when Enlightenment rationalism and Classical aesthetics contrived to delimit the imagination. The book unravels scholarly writing on these Fragonard paintings and examines the history of the fantasy figure from early modern Europe to eighteenth-century France.5/5(1).

Jean-Honore Fragonard () was a French painter and printmaker whose late Rococo style was distinguished by a remarkable facility, exuberance and hedonism. The starting-point for this beautifully illustrated book (and the exhibition which it accompanies) was the discovery in of a drawing by Fragonard depicting his so-called 'fantasy figures'.4/5(1).

The book assembles Fragonard’s fantasy figures alongside his original sketches for the first time. It presents scientific research into the mysterious series and examines the 18th-century Parisian world of new money, unexpected social alliances, and extravagant fashions from.

Jean Honoré Fragonard, Cavalier Seated by a Fountain, c. oil on canvas, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Bequest of Francesc Cambó, 11 of 15 Jean Honoré Fragonard, Man in Costume, c. –, oil on canvas, The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Mary and Leigh Block in honor of John Maxon.

Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures, a small, intimate, and captivating exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Art, suggests new interpretations for a series of portraits by Jean Honoré Fragonard () and reveals a great deal about the complexity of art-historical research.

Fragonard was a prolific painter and printmaker and a luminary at the French Academy. This color art book accompanies an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art. The book focuses on a series of portrait paintings by Jean Honor<AEe> Fragonard, in which figures appear in fancy dress or fantasy costumes, and addresses the debate over whether the figures.

Although her book Fragonard and the Fantasy Figure does not produce stunning revelations, it – fortunately – refrains from delivering over-interpretative commentaries that end up blurring the vision of Fragonard’s works rather than shedding light on them. This richly-illustrated book, which comes with a detailed index, is rather a reflection on the so-called fantasy portraits of the 18th century, their.

‘Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures’ Review: Another Side of the Master Portraits that serve as compelling displays of the artist’s mythic powers of invention rather than as identifiable likenesses.

‘Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures’ brings together 14 paintings by Jean Honoré Fragonard, including the gallery’s own Young Girl Reading (c. ), and a newly discovered sheet of annotated ard is considered among the most important French painters of his era, and this series casts light on the development of his career, and of the innovative imagery of his fantasy figure.

The starting-point for this beautifully illustrated book (and the exhibition which it accompanies) was the discovery in of a drawing by Fragonard depicting his so-called "fantasy figures." Fragonard's drawing presents thumbnail-sized sketches relating to 14 of his known "fantasy-figure" paintings—rapidly executed, brightly coloured.

5 Y. Jackall, J. Delaney and M. Swicklik: ‘Portrait of a woman with a book: a “newly discovered” fantasy figure by Fragonard in the National Gallery of Art, Washington’, in this issue, pp– 6 M.-A. Dupuy-Vachey: ‘Zeichnung-Malerei-Zeichnung. Echos, Korrespondenzen.

Fragonard and the Fantasy Figure Format: Hardcover Authors: Melissa Percival ISBN Published: About This Item We aim to show you accurate product information. Publishing Office,; National Gallery of Art (U.S.),] -- "The discovery of a drawing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard () depicting his so-called fantasy figures is the inspiration behind a revelatory exhibition of the corresponding paintings.

Here on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington is a charming collection of 14 portraits entitled the Fantasy Figures. Fragonard’s subjects are radiant in their fashionable finery with jewels, silks, feathers and frilly collars. Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures and the fully illustrated catalog that accompanies it not only present new art-historical and scientific research into this series but also examine the 18th-century Parisian world in which these paintings were created.

Combining art, fashion, science, and conservation, the revelatory exhibition Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures brings together—for the first time—a newly discovered drawing by Jean Honoré Fragonard (–) and some 14 of his paintings that have been identified with it including the Gallery's own Young Girl Reading (c.

Fragonard is considered among the most characteristic Author: Jonathan Kantrowitz. The identifications of the people Fragonard portrayed as fantasy figures are often speculative due to his brief notations, hurried handwriting, and phonetic spellings.

All the painted fantasy figures are in oil on canvas and date to about   Combining art, fashion, science, and conservation, this revelatory exhibition brings together—for the first time—some 14 of the paintings known as the fantasy figures by Jean Honoré Fragonard (–).Combining art, fashion, science, and conservation, this revelatory exhibition brings together—for the first time—some 14 of the paintings known as the fantasy figures by Jean Honoré Fragonard (–).

He is considered among the most characteristic and important French painters of his era, and the fantasy figure series—several rapidly executed, brightly colored paintings of.