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The Swing 1777-1779 Hubert Robert French MET

The Swing

c. 1777-1779

Hubert Robert

Metropolitan Museum of Art

What is it about swings and hammocks…?!

Happy weekend everyone!


Rococo Style

“First emerging in the decorative arts, the rococo

emphasized pastel colors, sinuous curves,

and patterns based on flowers, vines, and shells…”

Pair Gilt-Wood Rococo Girandoles, Italy c. 1770 1stdibs

Pair of  Italian gilt-wood rococo girandoles

c. 1770



You can even find a little rococo at Anthropology…

sans the nest and bird…

Italian c. 1750 1stdibs 2

One of a pair of Italian Rococo console tables…

c. 1750

“… with silver gilt base and faux marble painted tops, mid 18th Century. The curvilinear movement of the serpentine top is followed in the frieze by an undulated open garland and flower motif joined in the middle to form this typical “Barocchetto” pierced cartouche with carved, stylized leaves. The ornamental motifs are linked with two boldly carved double scrolled legs ending in modified hoof feet.”


catalogue Rococo exhibit cooper-hewitt

For more on Rococo style visit

Rococo, the Continuing Curve




Bleached and paint-rubbed foot board of

a just barely antique french bed…

The Swing by Fragonard, 1766 marquise.de

The Swing

Fragonard c. 1776

via  La Couturiere Parisienne