Fragonard really loved to fantasize. His creative temperament is truly huge.
Before us is a picture characteristic of the painter. In it you can feel the contradictions that miraculously coexisted in the work of the master.
One gets the impression that the plot was dictated by aristocrats who love painting. We see the brilliance and feel the cheerful mood reigning in this work. But this does not deprive the scene of truthfulness. One gets the impression that the artist became an accidental witness to her.
The guests gathered in the living room. The girl comes out just for a minute, since she forgot the scarf. The young man deliberately trapped her. She finds herself in his hot embrace. In everything depicted, movement and deep feeling are felt.
Fragonard tries to convey all kinds of objects and pay maximum attention to their texture. He prescribes the silk of the dress to the smallest detail, truthfully and carefully. The scarf and the polished surface of the table are depicted with the same skill. In all strokes you can feel an incredible love for all kinds of manifestations of life. They are so juicy and colorful that the picture seems voluminous. The viewer thinks that a little more and the heroes of this easy scene come to life.
Fragonard creates the picture in an unusual manner for himself. The thing is that he wrote it in the late period. Classicism comes into vogue at this time. He demanded the most accurate silhouettes and lines, as well as restraint in terms of color. Fragonard was alien to this style, but its influence can still be felt to some extent.
Fragonard was able to capture a fleeting kiss, which seemed to be stolen. Everyday scene has become a real masterpiece. The artist was able to convey his idea of love. The seemingly unremarkable scene, so skillfully conveyed by nothing, acquires depth.
Vasnetsov Picture Carpet Plane