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Fragonard and the fantasy figure : painting the imagination

Author: Melissa Percival; Jean-Honoré Fragonard
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fresh interpretation of the group of Fragonard's paintings known as the 'figures de fantaisie,' this title reconnects the fantasy figures with neglected visual traditions in European art, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jean-Honoré Fragonard; Jean-Honoré Fragonard; Jean-Honoré Fragonard; Jean-Honoré Fragonard; Jean Honoré Fragonard
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Percival; Jean-Honoré Fragonard
ISBN: 9781409401377 1409401375
OCLC Number: 696605120
Description: xvi, 260 pages, [28] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Fact and fantasy : demystifying Fragonard's fantasy figures --
The fantasy figure in European painting --
Fragonard, "pasticheur inspiré" --
Departures from resemblance --
Fictional identities --
Fantaisie and caprice --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Melissa Percival.
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'In this smartly written, thoroughly researched work, Fragonard and the Fantasy Figure, Melissa Percival explodes the myth that Fragonard's fantasy figures are dazzling but impenetrable images; she Read more...

 
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