The Bolt

The Bolt

The Bolt by Jean Honore Fragonard

The Bolt by Jean Honore Fragonard was produced in 1778 and is considered to be one of the famous artworks of The Rococo movement. The work can be viewed now at Museum Louvre


Medium: Oil Painting 

Subject(s): desire, love


The Bolt is a painting produced around 1778 by French artist Jean Honore Fragonard

A young man stands on tiptoe to reach the bolt (right hand) in order to detain his loved one. Most of the composition to the left includes many objects – movement of pillows, red draperies, the knocked-over chair, vase, roses and bed – unveil a sense of curiosity on what to come next. As per famous art historian Daniel Arasse, The Bolt is a stronger representation of power of love and desire from human, spiritual and physical verticals

The work can be viewed at Museum Louvre


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