Inspector Morse And Its Connection To The Painting, THE SWING, by Jean-Honoré Fragonard

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Author: Chris Sullivan

Up until a few years ago I was my mum's full time carer. She died in, 2020, of Covid. At the moment I am attempting to write a novel.

4 thoughts

  1. Interesting. I would have thought The Swing would be a bit flighty for Morse, but perhaps the idea was that he liked it because it shows that you have to look beneath the surface to divine the truth of matters.

  2. in 1988 Pierre Rosenberg published a catologue raisonne for Fragonard. There was subsequently a well promoted exhibition of his work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s hard to see the poster in the photos but it appears it may be the poster for the exhibition

  3. A wonderful analysis of the painting. I knew the painting and once had a print of it but I did not know all the hidden meanings. Thanks for posting

  4. If I am not mistaken, in the Morse films The Swing serves as poster for the opera of Mozart The Marriage of Figaro. We all know how much Morse loves classical music. So the poster means not only Fragonard but Mozart as well or – not only the beauty for the eye but also for the ear.

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