Fragonard and Cassatt express themselves through similar visual elements of design. For example they both use color, implied motion and implied lines throughout their paintings. The colors Fragonard uses include pastel colors such as pink. For example, the woman’s pretty puffy pink dress. This is a very light color and it is positioned in the center which makes the woman stand out from the rest of the scene. He also uses secondary hues such as green throughout most of the painting, for example on all the trees and bushes. In contrast Cassatt prese...
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...ed myself being there and asking her to move so that I can get a turn on the swing. As I further analyzed the painting I realized there was a completely different message. I realized that the man on the bottom left is hiding in the bushes so that the man in the back will not see him. This makes me think that maybe the women on the swing and the man hiding have a relationship they do not want man pushing the swing to find out about. The woman on the swing seems to be happy that the man is down there looking at her. It seems as if she even opens her legs so that the man can see the inside of the dress. As I further analyzed I came to the conclusion that the young woman is being provocative towards the man hiding in the bushed. In conclusion Cassatt and Fragonard used principles of design and visual elements to create beautiful, harmonious and detailed paintings.
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