Thursday, June 25, 2009

Small Swing, Big Sky

Small Swing, Big Sky, originally uploaded by nrillustration.

This is "The Swing" by Jean-Honoré Fragonard. I like the fact that the subject matter takes up only a tiny portion of the actual picture-everything else is sky, trees and clouds. Ironically, when I was googling for this painting (I didn't remember the name or the artist), I only found detail pictures of the woman on the swing so it took me a long time to identify it. I wonder why nobody noticed the sky?

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