Jean Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806, French)

Self Portrait Jean-Honoré Fragonard 1760-1770 Musee Fragonard Grasse, France cats in art

Self Portrait
Jean-Honoré Fragonard
1760-1770
Musee Fragonard
Grasse, France

 

Jean Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) was born in Grasse, France, and early on was influenced by the art of François Boucher.  Fragonard experimented with all the styles of the times: Baroque, Rococo and even Neo-classical and generally worked for private patrons.  His Rococo style was marked by a focus on the playful and even the erotic while accentuating the joys of domesticity.  Because of this focus on domesticity, cats were often included in his paintings and those of his protégé sister-in-law, Marguerite Gérard.

Fragonard produced more than 550 paintings in his life time. Unfortunately, in his later years his works were not as popular, and Jean Honoré Fragonard ended his artistic career working in the Louvre until his death in 1806.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (Francia, 1732-1806). Young Girl Kissing a Cat

Young Girl Kissing a Cat

 

 

 

 

The Wrapped up Cat cats in art Jean Honoré Fragonard

The Wrapped up Cat
Jean Honore Fragonard


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