While the winged bodies of these figures echo that of Cupid on the far left, the putto gazing at the swinging woman adopts a concerned rather than conspiratorial expression.
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By showing the god facing the swinging woman as he makes this silencing gesture, Fragonard positions the two as confidants sharing a secret.
These outdoor spaces were viewed as less formal than domestic interiors.
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