ONE OF MY FAVORITE PAINTINGS The Swing, originally titled The Happy Accidents of the Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, ca.1767. Considered one of the masterpieces of the Rococo era, it is Fragonard's best known work. Oil on canvas | Wallace Collection, London, UK
La Branche, Marc Chagall (1887-1985). Chagall embraced the philosophy that love colored his paintings. Focusing extensively on his childhood, his happy, optimistic paintings defy the poverty of his upbringing in a Russian Shtetl. After a brief time in Paris, Chagall escaped to the US during World War II where his career reached new heights including a rare exhibit during his lifetime at the Louvre.