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Opulent, playful embrace of the ornate — 18th century swag.

17151774

Opulent, playful embrace of the ornate — 18th century swag.

Moses and the Brazen Serpent

Moses and the Brazen Serpent

Anthony van Dyck1530
The Fall of Phaeton

The Fall of Phaeton

Peter Paul Rubens1604-1605
Saint George and the Dragon

Saint George and the Dragon

Peter Paul Rubens1605-1607
Sketch for The Lion Hunt

Sketch for The Lion Hunt

Peter Paul Rubens1614-1615
The Four Continents

The Four Continents

Peter Paul Rubens1612-1615
Daniel in the Lions' Den

Daniel in the Lions' Den

Peter Paul Rubens1614-1616
The Tiger Hunt

The Tiger Hunt

Peter Paul Rubens1615-1616
The Wolf and Fox Hunt

The Wolf and Fox Hunt

Peter Paul Rubens1616
The Death of Decius Mus

The Death of Decius Mus

Peter Paul Rubens1616-1617
The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus

The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus

Peter Paul Rubens1618
The Triumph of Henry IV

The Triumph of Henry IV

Peter Paul Rubens1627-1631
The Garden of Love

The Garden of Love

Peter Paul Rubens1633
King Ferdinand Meeting Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand

King Ferdinand Meeting Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand

Peter Paul Rubens1635
The Feast of Venus

The Feast of Venus

Peter Paul Rubens1636-1637
Allegories of Four Continents, Africa

Allegories of Four Continents, Africa

Rosalba Carriera1712
Self-Portrait as "Winter"

Self-Portrait as "Winter"

Rosalba Carriera1730-1731
The Empire of Flora

The Empire of Flora

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo1743
Rinaldo Enchanted by Armida

Rinaldo Enchanted by Armida

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo1742-1745
Inkpot and Desk Clock

Inkpot and Desk Clock

François-Thomas Germain1752
Allegory of the Planets and Continents

Allegory of the Planets and Continents

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo1752
Blind Man's Buff

Blind Man's Buff

Jean-Honoré Fragonard1750-1752
The Death of Hyacinth

The Death of Hyacinth

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo1752-1753
Analysis of Beauty: Plate 1

Analysis of Beauty: Plate 1

William Hogarth1753
Analysis of Beauty: Plate 2

Analysis of Beauty: Plate 2

William Hogarth1753
The Goddess Aurora Triumphing Over Night

The Goddess Aurora Triumphing Over Night

Jean-Honoré Fragonard1755-1756
Coffeepot

Coffeepot

François-Thomas Germain1757
Rosalba Carriera

Rosalba Carriera

Pastel portraits keep you looking young and fresh

1673-1757
Dish

Dish

François-Thomas Germain1757-1758
Sketch for the Adoration of the Magi

Sketch for the Adoration of the Magi

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo1758-1759
Candlesticks

Candlesticks

François-Thomas Germain1757-1759
William HogarthPortrait of William Hogarth

William Hogarth

A printmaker analyzes taste — and beauty comes out on top

1697-1764
Landscape with Shepherds and Flock of Sheep

Landscape with Shepherds and Flock of Sheep

Jean-Honoré Fragonard1763-1765
Chocolate Pot

Chocolate Pot

François-Thomas Germain1765-1766
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Spirit and fire, a quick and resolute style

1696-1770
The Progress of Love: Reverie

The Progress of Love: Reverie

Jean-Honoré Fragonard1771-1772
The Progress of Love - The Lover Crowned

The Progress of Love - The Lover Crowned

Jean-Honoré Fragonard1771-1772
The Progress of Love: The Meeting

The Progress of Love: The Meeting

Jean-Honoré Fragonard1771-1772
The Goddess Minvera

The Goddess Minvera

Jean-Honoré Fragonard1772
The Progress of Love: Love Letters

The Progress of Love: Love Letters

Jean-Honoré Fragonard1771-1772
Young Woman Reading

Young Woman Reading

Jean-Honoré Fragonard1775
Madame Elisabeth de France

Madame Elisabeth de France

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1782
Self-portrait in a Straw Hat

Self-portrait in a Straw Hat

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1782
Marie-Antoinette with the Rose

Marie-Antoinette with the Rose

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1783
Portrait of Comtesse de Cérès

Portrait of Comtesse de Cérès

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1784
Portrait of Charles-Alexandre de Calonne

Portrait of Charles-Alexandre de Calonne

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1784
The Stolen Kiss

The Stolen Kiss

Jean-Honoré Fragonard1785
Portrait of Madame Molé-Reymond

Portrait of Madame Molé-Reymond

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1786
François-Thomas GermainPortrait of François-Thomas Germain

François-Thomas Germain

A disgraced silversmith, last of a dynasty

1726-1791
Portrait of Princess Belozersky

Portrait of Princess Belozersky

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1798
Jean-Honoré FragonardPortrait of Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Jean-Honoré Fragonard

We're all young and hot — let's make out

1732-1806
Portrait of Caroline Murat with her daughter, Letizia

Portrait of Caroline Murat with her daughter, Letizia

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1807

Next movement: NeoclassicismClassical imagery, democratic ideals, and the bloody hands of change.

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