The "Progress of Love" is very classically rococo, as most of Fragonard's works are. The painting embodies so much of what the late 18th century entailed with it's light an airy pastel atmosphere. Rococo typically touched on the most beautiful and whimsical aspects of life just as in this painting. Deeper even than the pastel atmosphere, the entire painting is made up of delicate curvature like the graceful pose of her wrist. This painting was part of a series painted for the Comptesse Du Barry to bring life into her relationship with King Louis XV. It was based on a rumor that a young aristocrat from the court of Louis XV was having an affair with a poor man whilst engaged to another wealthy aristocrat.