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Uncover the Secrets of Fragonard’s Influence on Impressionism During Norton Simon Museum Tour on Friday

Published on Feb 10, 2023

Jean–Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732–1806), Happy Lovers, c. 1751–1755, oil on canvas, The Norton Simon Foundation

Join a tour at Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena on Friday, Feb. 10, to explore paintings by Rococo artist Jean-Honoré Fragonard and learn how his work greatly influenced the development of Impressionism. In this tour guided by a museum educator, you’ll learn how Fragonard’s work greatly influenced the development of Impressionism.

Fragonard, a painter and printmaker of the late Rococo era, was known for his remarkable facility, exuberance, and hedonism. He produced over 550 paintings, with only five dated, that convey an atmosphere of intimacy and veiled eroticism. His works are part of the Norton Simon Museum’s collection of European paintings and sculptures, which is considered one of the most distinguished in North America.

The tour is free with admission and limited to 15 participants, so sign up at the Information Desk when the Museum opens.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity to discover the art of Jean-Honoré Fragonard and how it shaped the world of Impressionism, visit the Norton Simon Museum’s website or call (626) 449-6840. The museum is located at 411 W. Colorado Blvd.

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