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    Fragonard's The Swing

    Hello,

    I would be grateful if you answered my questions regarding this short video.Rococo<br>Fragonard's The Swing - Smarthistory

    What is the meaning of 'poof' at 0:9

    Is 'over-grown' used as a noun at 1:07?

    And what is the meaning of 'the blast and the bough' at 1:53?

    Thanks

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    Re: Fragonard's The Swing

    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Hello,

    I would be grateful if you answered my questions regarding this short video.Rococo<br>Fragonard's The Swing - Smarthistory

    What is the meaning of 'poof' at 0:9

    Is 'over-grown' used as a noun at 1:07?

    And what is the meaning of 'the blast and the bough' at 1:53?

    Thanks
    Welcome to the forum.

    "Poof" refers to the "cloud" of swirling pinkness around the lady's dress. "Poof" is sometimes said to be the sound made when a person or a thing "puffs". Note that it should not be mixed up with the informal/slang word "poof" referring to a male homosexual.

    "Overgrown" is an adjective.

    "The blast" seems to refer to the "lightning-type" criss-crossing of the trees across the canvas, but then the speaker seems to say the same thing about "the bough". I'm really not clear on this part.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Fragonard's The Swing

    There seems to me to be a fair bit of pretentious twaddle there. I wouldn't worry too much about trying to get anything really meaningful from it.

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    Re: Fragonard's The Swing

    I was rather inclined to point out that the video was crammed with what some of us call "arty-b*ll*cks".
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    Re: Fragonard's The Swing

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "arty-b*ll*cks".
    bellicks?
    billecks?
    bullycks?
    ?

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    Re: Fragonard's The Swing

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    bellicks?
    billecks?
    bullycks?
    ?
    All of the above. They make as much sense as that art commentary.
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    Re: Fragonard's The Swing

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    All of the above. They make as much sense as that art commentary.
    Rover will rebuke me (rightly) for saying 'thank you' when a 'like' would suffice, but I have to say that I nearly burst my corset at that.

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