Shekolda - Jean Honore Fragonard. 73x93
Jean Honore Fragonard (1732-1806) - a vivid representative of the French Rococo, whose work reflected the pampered and refined culture of the time.
"Latch" - one of the artist’s paintings dedicated to the love joys of the gallant era. Love and romance were in fashion at court, often making up the lifestyle of its idle representatives. The plot is simple and clear. A zealous lover seeks to push the latch shut with his chosen one in a room with a huge luxurious bed. The charming woman, again in fashion and in accordance with the unwritten rules of love etiquette, feignedly stops him, as if caring for morality, but with all her looks she shows that extreme degree of love languor, from which an impatient young man is ready to go crazy - and even forget about the unshacked latch.