Blind Man’s Buff – Fragonard – 1000 pieces

R320.00

In the 18th century the game of blind man’s buff became the symbolic arena for courtship, chance, and the amorous amusements of lovers (directly relating to the concept “love is blind”). Playfully erotic and sensuously painted, Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s scene appropriately takes place within a garden; he develops the theme of the fleeting nature of youthful love by decorating his composition with spring flowers. In a nod to 18th-century French aristocratic taste for romantic pastoral themes, the figures are beautifully dressed in rustic by improbably fashionable and expensive clothes; the woman’s shoes even have elegant bows on them.

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Description

Jean-Honoré Fragonard was a French painter and printmaker whose late Rococo manner was distinguished by remarkable facility, exuberance, and hedonism. One of the most prolific artists active in the last decades of the Ancien Régime, Fragonard produced more than 550 paintings, of which only five are dated. Born 5 April 1732. Died 22 August 1806.
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1000 pieces cardboard puzzle imported from Europe.
Puzzle size: 68 x 47 cm