Fragonard
Jacquemart-André Museum

Unlike the comprehensive retrospective at the Grand Palais in 1987, Paris celebrates the bicentenary of Jean-Honoré Fragonard's death with an intimate, and arguably more thoughtful, presentation of his work. Marie-Anne Dupuy-Vachey, an art historian and author of two books on Fragonard, is the curator of the exhibition.

One hundred paintings and drawings, some not yet exhibited in France, are collected into a diverse representation of Fragonard's genius. The exihibit also highlights his passion for literary and mythological characters, bringing together, for example, a series of drawings devoted to Cervantes' Don Quixote.

The Jacquemart-André Museum, one of Paris's most charming exhibition spaces, houses additional works from this period, providing a natural setting for revisiting work that alternates between pleasure and artistic refinement and interprets brilliantly the tastes, values and spirit of its time.


October 3, 2007 through January 13, 2008

158, bd Haussmann
75008 Paris
T. +33 (0)1 45 62 11 59

http://www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com/fr/jacquemart/