Fragonard’s Fantasy Portrait

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Annelisa Stephan blogs about a striking portrait by Jean-Honoré Fragonard now on view at the Getty Museum.

Stephan writes: "Dark in color but radiant in spirit, this painting is one of Fragonard’s 15 'fantasy portraits,' three-quarter-length studies that took him, incredibly, as little as an hour each. Set against plain backgrounds, the paintings show off Fragonard’s knack for bending oil paint to his will, both in the faces and the swaths of luxurious textures…"

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