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Sunday, November 30, 2014

What a Difference 200 Years Makes

Jean-Honoré Fragonard
'The Lover Crowned' vs. 'Promiscuous'

Now, let us compare 'The Lover Crowned' by Jean-Honoré Fragonard


'Promiscuous' by Nelly Furtado & Timbaland.

Fragonard, in case you never heard of him, was a bit of an edgy guy himself. He painted around 1800. His epic (and quite scandalous) 'The Swing' recently served as a major stylistic influence for both Disney's 'Tangled' and 'Frozen' - which says something there, too, though I'm not quite sure what it is.

One wonders what 'Promiscuous' will serve as an influence for in 200 years.

Jean-Honoré Fragonard
Fragonard 'The Swing'

Jean-Honoré Fragonard Tangled

Oh, and lest you think I'm picking on anyone in particular, you don't have to go back quite that far to see where culture has gone.

Paul McCartney Justin Bieber
McCartney vs. Bieber


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