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Fragonard's playful paintings : visual games in Rococo art

Author: Jennifer Dawn Milam
Publisher: Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave, 2006.
Series: Critical perspectives in art history.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Close readings of Fragonard's painting and drawings provide readers with insight into the technique, composition, and form that contribute to the visual effect of his images.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jean-Honoré Fragonard; Jean-Honoré Fragonard
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Dawn Milam
ISBN: 0719075165 9780719075162
OCLC Number: 71238970
Description: xiv, 191 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The interpretive challenges of a blindman's game --
Visual vertigo and the swinging scenes --
Picturing creativity and the imagination in children's play --
Interpretive play between pendants --
Decoration and the playful space.
Series Title: Critical perspectives in art history.
Responsibility: Jennifer D. Milam.

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The art of Jean-Honore Fragonard embodies the pervasive culture of play in eighteenth-century France. This book not only examines Fragonard's art through close analyses of individual works, but also  Read more...

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