Illustrated Journal #3

The Swing by Fragonard is a very famous piece of work from the year 1767, and personally one of my favorites from the 1700s. Fragonard’s use of direction give the illusion that the swing is is actually in motion; even though we are aware this is a still image. By curving the lines in a certain fashion on the rope as well as the outline of the woman, it appears that the woman is currently swinging forward; towards and over the man in below her. This image relates to our current book project due to the fact that motion and lines are very important to telling our story.

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