The Progress of Love: Love Letters

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.


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Love Letters is a part of a cycle by Fragonard called The Progress of Love. The cycle was commissioned by the mistress of Louis XV, Madame du Barry. This panel features two lovers in a garden. The lady is reading love letters while the man holds on to her longingly. The painting is now a part of the Frick Collection in New York City. 

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