The Progress of Love: Love Letters
– The Progress of Love cycle was rejected by Madame du Barry who was a victim of Robespierre’s Reign of Terror. There was no telling what the revolutionaries would have done to the paintings if they were found in du Barry’s chateau.
– This work projects an intimate and sensual mood that was typical in the Rococo movement. Symbolism in the sculptures is an important element of the work but the mood evoked by the picture can be instantly transmitted to its viewers just by looking at the subjects.