Painting of the French painter Jean Honore Fragonard “Children’s swing”. The size of the painting is 120 x 95 cm, canvas, oil. In 1756, Fragonard left as a fellowship in the French Academy in Rome. Headed it at that time, Charles-Joseph Natoire immediately noted the talent of Fragonard. The artist gets acquainted in Rome with the future famous master of the architectural landscape, Hubert Robert and the rich philanthropist and collector of the abbot de Saint-Noon.
In Italy, Fragonard is freed from the academic inheritance, from the influence of the style of Bushe, capable only of “pleasantly entertaining the mind and eye,” and acquires his own manner. According to the artist, in Italy he is struck by the art of Raphael and Michelangelo, but most of all in his later works will be felt the influence of Tiepolo, whose painting carries Fragonard with colorful expression and decorative scope of works.