This post focuses on the fourth piece to complete Fragonard's The Progress of Love (this title for the series is more recently given). The panel is now call The Love Letters. If you have not already, check out the other posts in this series, linked at the bottom of this post.
There are some surprising ensembles coming out of fashion week, and I thought I would share some of those from Oscar de la Renta's collection! Check out the designs that reminds us of 18th century (and earlier!) decorative arts and tapestry!
Antonie Vestier, Portrait de François-Joseph Gossec, 1791
Francois Joseph Gossec was a talented musician and his own worst critic. He was born in 1734 and would develop a true talent and passion for symphonies. Unfortunately for the young Gossec, France was not in the market for symphonies. In fact, quite opposite, there was a general disdain for a symphony, and lyrics were in. Le Opera was all the rage.