Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pretty Picture for a Pretty Price!

Girl with a Marmot

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732 – 1806) is often associated with images of frivolity, but he was also an enormously gifted Rococo painter. Fragonard created religious subjects, historical and mythological themes, breathtaking landscapes, portraits and intimate scenes exhibiting a keen sense of human folly. He earned an associate academy membership at the esteemed Salon, but opted out of a career in history painting. Instead, Fragonard chose to paint polished, lighthearted, erotic scenes for private clients, including members of the court. After his marriage, he concentrated on painting scenes of family groups. Fragonard's work is displayed in many respected museums, including Paris’ Louvre and New York’s Metropolitan Museum.

Found this fabulous print at Union Gospel Mission a couple of days ago and picked it up...I love the colors especially her pink cheeks and rosy lips!  Yesterday I found the frame at Goodwill and thought it would do the trick, and Viola!  Perfect!!  Time for the shop pretty lady :)

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