El re-fotografiado de una obra requerirá un mínimo de seis semanas para estar listo. The face and décolleté are set out in luminous, shinning hues, gently shaded along the left with a reddish glow and an ever so slight cooler, bluish area. Its really a treasure and has to be seen in person. In addition to conducting archival research, she consulted the Paris-based Fragonard specialist, Marie-Anne Dupuy-Vachey, one of the first to discover the drawing when it appeared at the Paris auction. As in Soap Bubbles, the viewer has the illusion he is privy to an intimate moment.
This intrigued the research team, said Holmquist-Wall, and they recreated a digital simulation of the first portrait, giving us a look at the artists original composition, painted over two centuries earlier. Next three years he spent in Carle van Loo atelier. This photographic reproduction is therefore also considered to be in the public domain in the United States. She appears to be sitting in a as light illuminates her face and body, casting a faint shadow against the wall. If you have an image of similar quality that can be published under a , be sure to it, it, and. Cupid watches the affair at the side of the painting, while putting his finger to his lips. A wash drawing in the Bojmans-van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, of two young women talking could well have been intended as a pendant to this drawing.
One of them look away in disapproval while the other look at them in dread. This painting was one of a series of paintings featuring young girls. It represents a young girl whose identity is unknown. As varied as his subjects are his sources of inspiration and his technical means. Fragonard's masterpieces were marked by his careful study of the Dutch 17th-century masters as Rubens, whose influence is visible in most of his masterpieces. Her hair is tied in a chignon with a purple ribbon, and her face and dress are lit from the front, casting a shadow in the wall behind her. To achieve more expressive outcome Fragonard used the wooden tip of a brush to scratch her wheel-shaped stiff white collar almost into the surface of the paint.
Young Girl Reading was a gift of Mrs. Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism is being featured at the Speed from February 17 through May 13, 2018. It shows the figure in a relaxed, supple pose, free of all rigidity, seated on a green chair. Until shortly before his death in 1806, Fragonard worked as a curator at the Parisian museum that would eventually become the Louvre, and he died virtually forgotten. The subject is not a study of posed models, nor is it a transcription of a particular instant.
Marcel Roethlisberger The exploitation rights of the images belong to the Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza. The woman listening is sitting in an elegant armchair. Since late 2000 when we started the site, we have invested thousands of dollars of our personal money to keep it going. Use for educational purposes is defined as the non-commercial and non-advertising use of images in presentations, lectures, school or university projects, and academic or research publications of which no more than 1,000 not-for-profit copies are printed. This is a part of the Wikipedia article used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3. This painting is one of the most beloved works in the National Gallery of Arts collection, said Yuriko Jackall, the National Gallerys specialist of eighteenth-century French paintings and curator of Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures. The painting features an unidentified girl wearing a lemon yellow dress with white ruff collar and cuffs and purple ribbons.
Copyright © 2004 - 2004 by The contents of this site, including all images and text, are for personal, educational, non-commercial use only. The subject is depicted in profile, reading from a small book held in her right hand, sitting with her left arm on a wooden rail and her back supported by a large lilac cushion resting against a wall. Trained by Chardin, Boucher, and Carle van Loo, active for five years in Italy, he developed an art of great versatility; a few academic history paintings in the early years, pastoral and genre scenes in the footsteps of Boucher, landscapes, figure pieces, pictures of courtship, of family life and intimacy, large-scale decorations for Mme du Barry and others, some portraits. This date corresponds to what we know of Fragonard's style at that period. The Speed is thrilled to showcase this important and beautiful masterpiece, said Erika Holmquist-Wall, Chief Curator, Speed Art Museum, and Mary and Barry Bingham, Sr. This was due to the fact that during this time, the French upper class experienced a new social and intellectual freedom. It also provided tangible evidence of a relationship between Young Girl Reading and the group, added Jackall.
The Swing French: L'Escarpolette , also known as The Happy Accidents of the Swing French: Les Hasards heureux de l'escarpolette, the original title , is an 18th-century by in the Wallace Collection in London. The mastery in the use of the light and shade leads ultimately back to Rubens as well as Rembrandt. Mellon Bruce in memory of her father, Andrew W. It became obvious that the sitter was a woman wearing a large feathered headdress. In particular, the reproduction may not be superimposed with any other images or text. Around 1769, Fragonard painted a group of works known today as his fantasy figures: vibrant canvases showing individual models in fancy dress engaged in different poses and activities. Both heads have at times been identified with famous actresses of the period- this one with Mlle Duthé, a reputed ballet dancer of the Paris opera, or occasionally with Mlle Colombe an actress whom he only knew in 1777 , the pendant with Mlle Guimard, the most famous of dancers, but these identifications are not convincing.
His most brilliant and personal contribution to the history of French painting are his half-length figure pieces and the verve of his painterly handling, both exemplified in this endearing Portrait of a Young Lady. Users may only reproduce a detail or cropped section of the work after obtaining written permission from the Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza. The painting shares the provenance with another image of the same size showing a young woman in half-figure, whose head is inclined. Free shipping offers may be applied to any items and is only valid within the 48 contiguous United States. The contents of this site may not be reproduced in any form without the permission of.
Not comfortable with this frivolous work, Doyen refused and passed on the commission to Fragonard. Boucher was the king's official painter. The two women are bathed in delicate light, which picks out the folds of the satin gown and the chignon worn by the woman on the left. Funding was provided by the Andrew W. The very first sketch on the first row of the paper represented Young Girl Reading. The young woman is clearly flirting with the young man in the foreground, of whom her husband is unaware.