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Hubert Robert

Hubert Robert

Hubert Robert

the pleasure of ruins.

by Hubert Robert

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Published by Wildenstein in New York City .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Published for the exhibition held at Wildenstein, New York City, November 15-December 16, 1988.

ContributionsWildenstein and Co.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13935650M

There the lucky young lad quickly picked up a love of the classics in French, Italian, Greek, and Latin. Later he studied with the French Sculptor, Michel-Ange Slotz from whom he gained an amazing skill in the use of perspective. He spent the next eleven years in Italy and there, developed his fascination with ruins. Designed to seat aboutthis theatre was built from the summer of and opened in early

Everything passes. Many of us could no doubt recount instances of both in our own lives. See Article History Hubert Robert, born May 22,ParisFrance—died April 15,ParisFrench landscape painter sometimes called Robert des Ruines because of his many romantic representations Hubert Robert book Roman ruins set in idealized surroundings. During his time in Rome, he fostered close professional bonds with artists such as Piranesi, Panini, and Fragonard, while in Paris he flourished under the patronage of several wealthy French supporters including the Marquis de Marigny, brother of the famed Madame de Pompadour. Robert had the opportunity to make some of his landscapes reality when, inhe was appointed Designer of Gardens to the king of France. Robert's work has more or less of that scenic character which justified his selection by Voltaire to paint the decorations of his theatre at Ferney.

Concise and readable approach includes the information you need without overwhelming you, even if you have a limited scientific background. His depictions of the Revolution rework the themes of official iconography and can legitimately be read as straightforward commemorations of Revolutionary events. He spent the next eleven years in Italy and there, developed his fascination with ruins. Everything comes to nothing.


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Robert was fascinated by architecture and ruins, and he was strongly Hubert Robert book by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the renowned etcher of architectural subjects, who was then publishing his great collections of etchings of Roman architecture.

And though young Hubert didn't attend the Sorbonne, he did go to the prestigious Hubert Robert book de Navarre, a Jesuit institution that might be thought of Hubert Robert book pretty close to second best.

Robert and picturesque gardens[ edit ] Enterprising and prolific, Robert also acted in a role similar to that of a modern-day art director, conceptualizing fashionably dilapidated gardens for several aristocratic clients, summarized by his possible intervention at Ermenonville ; there he would have been working with the architect Morel for the marquis de Girardin, who was the author of Compositions des paysages and had distinct views of his own.

The ruined building is flanked by trees and has a set of stairs leading to a pool, where water flows from four fountains. It has decidedly modern elements, such as 18th-century French cloaks and hoods, a woman pointing at a statue like a tourist, and a pair of modern pink shoes belonging to a bather.

His depictions of the Revolution rework the themes of official iconography and can legitimately be read as straightforward commemorations of Revolutionary events.

To the bottom left, next to the Venus statue, a sitting woman dries her feet in front of a maid. The contemporary allusions make the nudity atypical; 18th-century paintings normally restricted nudity to mythological and allegorical subjects.

Thoroughly researched, this scholarly and beautifully produced publication will stand as the definitive book on Robert for many years to come. In the process, however, he created a series of intriguing paintings, which close the exhibition.

Robert had the opportunity to make some of his landscapes reality when, inhe was appointed Designer of Gardens to the king of France.

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He spent the next eleven years in Italy and there, developed his fascination with ruins. A gifted decorative artist, he based his paintings on his Italian Hubert Robert book, and his popularity was enhanced by exhibitions at the Salons from onward.

Painted inhe depicts himself sketching among the ruins, the damaged remnants of the Louvre's art treasures, while squabbling thieves and peasant Hubert Robert book pots both boil nearby.

It is an attempt to make that art relevant now, letting artists back then speak to us now in the hope that we may better understand them, and in so doing, better understand ourselves and the art produced today. Disorders are described by body system, with coverage of the interactions between systems, and special features help you to apply the material to real-life situations.

Robert died inthough but for another stroke of luck, his death could have come as much as ten years earlier. While imprisoned, he managed to produce more than 50 paintings and scores of sketches of day-to-day prison life. When Robert returned to Paris inhis work was an immediate critical and public success.

During the French Revolution Robert was imprisoned. Learn More in these related Britannica articles:. Background[ edit ] The Bathing Pool is one of six paintings that Charles Philippe, comte d'Artois — commissioned from Robert in During his time in Rome, he fostered close professional bonds with artists such as Piranesi, Panini, and Fragonard, while in Paris he flourished under the patronage of several wealthy French supporters including the Marquis de Marigny, brother of the famed Madame de Pompadour.

With his success, Robert branched off into garden design and furnishings, and also created decorative ensembles of paintings for royalty and the wealthy.

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