Thursday, March 15, 2012

Roses in Art – Impressions of the Masters, Series II

The rose has been revered for millions of years as a symbol of love and beauty and has been an inspiration to poets and painters.  Continuing the series from my post on Feb. 27, 2012 regarding Roses in Art ……

In France before and after the French revolution, artists Francois Boucher and Jean-Honore Fragonard who painted the courtly activities of the French monarchy adopted the Rococo style – finely detailed, bright and colorful brushstrokes as shown in Fragonard’s painting of The Lover Crowned in a rose garden setting bursting with movement and color.  Fragonard studied under Boucher who made a big impression on him and adapted Boucher’s lively style.