Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) is associated with the lighthearted Rococo art of prerevolutionary France. His manner is distinguished by remarkable facility, exuberance, adn hedonism. A prolific artist, Fragonard produced more than 550 paintings.
This lavishly illustrated book compares and analyzes the compositions, iconography, and sources of the Allegories in the context of the ancient régime Preromanticism. The author discusses the transcendental aspect of love in the Allegories and the concept of Romantic love and painting on the eve of the French Revolution.