History[ edit ] Origins: Catherine's collection[ edit ] Catherine the Great started her art collection in by purchasing paintings from Berlin merchant Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky.
While during his lifetime Fragonard was quite popular, his works, along with the rest of the Rococo, have fallen out of favor. While Fragonard received no shortage of commissions from the aristocracy in Paris, the leading thinkers of the time had more unkind reactions to his work.
Paintings such as The Swing brought Fragonard harsh criticism from philosophers such as Denis Diderot, one of the foremost designers of the French Enlightenment.
Diderot charged the artist with frivolity and suggested that he have "a little more self-respect. It was eventually replaced by the classical ideals and severity of Neoclassicism. Post-revolution, there was no room for the shallow subject matter of the Rococo artists, Fragonard included.
A great deal of his client base died during the Terror in Paris, and he was consequently forgotten for a while. The style of his painting was forsaken in favor of cleaner lines, moral severity, and classical subject matter of the Neoclassicists.
Currently Fragonard is thought of as a relic of a time past, a testament to a somewhat innocent time period before the French Revolution wiped out the aristocracy and ushered in a new era of democracy.
The Rococo has not weathered the test of time too well as far as being heralded as an artistic period that produced anything of importance. Rococo artists lived in their own bubble, much like the noble class of the day, and now their work is regarded more out of historical interest rather than artistic.
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Art Botticelli/ Fragonard Essay Sandro Botticelli painted “The birth of Venus” in and Jean-Honore Fragonard painted” Happy accidents of the swing” in Botticellis painting is tempera on canvas, while Fragonard painting is oil on canvas.
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What distinguishes the Rococo style of Jean Honore Fragonard's Happy Accidents of the Swing from paintings int he Baroque period? Who encouraged Sandro Botticelli's use of Neoplatonist philosophy in The Birth of Venus?
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