Rococo; Fragonard's The Swing - Smarthistory:
EXCERPT | " ... Lets take a close look at a typical Rococo painting, Fragonard's The Swing also known as The Happy Accidents of the Swing. As with most Rococo paintings, the subject is not very complicated! Two lovers have conspired to get this older fellow to push the youg lady in the swing while her lover hides in the bushes. (Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. April 1, 2012. LINK) ... "'via Blog this'
" ... If you look really closely you can see the loose brushstrokes in the pink silk dress, and as she opens her legs, we get a glimpse of her garter belt. It was precisely this kind of painting that the philosophers of the Enlightenment were soon to condemn. They demanded a new style of art, one that showed an example of moral behavior, of human beings at their most noble. ..."