[The Progress of Love] The Pursuit, 1773, Jean-Honore Fragonard
You know, back then, this was considered romantic. But today this would be considered stalking and that guy will probably get a restraining order or arrested from pursuing that girl.
Anyway, speaking of Fragonard…
The Fragonard Room is a personal favorite at The Frick Collection. The highlight of the room are the panels by Fragonard, but the room is also furnished with tables, chairs and other decorative objects from the 18th century.
Whenever I go to The Frick, which is often (perk of being a member), I head straight to this room and just linger and admire the beautiful panels. It’s a place where I can be alone with my thoughts, in solitude, and just daydream that I am an aristocrat and that this room is where I read books and listen to Bach.
Remember that Twilight Zone episode starring Robert Duvall, where his character keeps going to a museum to see the dollhouse, which comes alive when he’s there, and eventually in the end, he ended up in the dollhouse?
Often times I wish this would happen to me where I become part of one of the panels, if not the room.
More of The Progress of Love here, here, not here, but also here.