During the 1780s and 1790s, Jean-Honoré Fragonard turned his focus away from playful genre subjects, garden landscapes, and fantasy portraits, to a series of dramatic reflections on the subject of romantic love. Consuming Passion: Fragonard's Allegories of Love
, the first significant exhibition in the United States of Fragonard's works in 20 years, explores these mysterious and evocative works in a variety of forms: oil painting, drawings, prints, and illustrated books. The exhibition presents one of the greatest and most prolific artists in the decades preceding the French Revolution from a new perspective, expanding the understanding of the art of this influential period.
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