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Museum Villa Fragonard: photos, description (musée-villa Fragonard)

In honor of the famous native in Grasse named street, the perfume Museum and perfume factory. The honor was awarded outstanding artist of the eighteenth century Jean-Honore Fragonard, worked in the tradition of the Rococo style. On the Boulevard Fragonard, you can see the mansion in which the painter lived for several years, today the building houses a Museum dedicated to the creative legacy of the artist.

Jean-Honore Fragonard was born in Grasse in 1732. His family was forced to move to Paris as the head of the family making their living making gloves and selling them went bankrupt. Growing up and becoming an artist, Fragonard traveled to Italy, lived in Paris and at one time served as chief curator of the Louvre. In his hometown, he returned in 1793, and settled in this house, surrounded by attractive gardens. In Grasse, he spent a few years in the early nineteenth century returned to Paris, where he died in 1806.

During his life, Jean-honoré Fragonard has created more than 500 paintings and even worked in the genre of printmaking. In his work he turned to historical and biblical subjects, and painted landscapes, scenes from antique mythology. In his paintings you can see cupids and nymphs, contemporaries, young and passionate lovers. The most famous of his works include the paintings "pastoral," "the music Lesson", "bathers" and other paintings stored in the museums of the Louvre, the Hermitage, the gallery of art in Washington, other museums and private collections. Researchers of creativity Fragonard noted that the most penetrating from under his hand left the painting, which depicts the lyrical moments of everyday life. The works of Fragonard distinguished by delicate flavor, genuine emotion, ease and even joy.

In the Museum of Grasse presented the master's paintings and sketches to them, drawings, prints.