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Hi Everyone, The Swing by Jean- Honoré Fragonard (1767) In The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1767) our eyes are drawn to the woman on a swing in the center of the painting. She is dressed in a lavish pastel pink dress. She has pastel pink shoes on, and one shoe is depicted as flying through the air towards a statue. The statue in the garden could Cupid, who is considered the Roman God of desire and erotic love. There is a man in the shadows behind the woman and he is the one pushing her on the swing. Another man is lying on the ground in the bushes. The gentleman on the ground seems to be looking up the woman’s dress as she swings. The gentleman can see up her dress due to her legs being apart. The ideas present in this piece of art that I have identified are temptations and desire. The woman spreading her legs open while swinging shows the idea of temptation. She is tempting the man lying in the bushes by allowing him to look up at her dress. She is tempting him with the thought of pleasure. We can see desire through the man on the ground. The woman tempting the man on the

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