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July 16, 2010

Fragonard: The Stolen Kiss

Jean Honoré Fragonard, The Stolen Kiss. 1756-61, Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

And I ask you, what were these three doing right before the kiss was stolen? 

Playing a card game! High stakes?


  1. Wow that is actually a terribly erotic image on so many levels isn't it. Beautiful, I love it.

  2. @zho zho I love it too! It's very beautiful I really want to see it in person

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  4. Wouldn't that be amazing, do you know where it is? You can't beat the real thing, to stand in its presence.

  5. A powerful painting.. the poor girl looks distressed.. and grasping for the other girl who is seems to be clinching for her hands...