Hubert Robert (1733–1808): A Visionary Painter
Discover the rich artistic production of one of the greatest creators of poetic images of the 18th century.
Spring 2016 – Hall Napoléon
A true man of the Enlightenment and one of the greatest creators of poetic images, Hubert Robert followed a remarkable artistic path that led him from Rome in the mid-18th century to the French court, where he produced some of the most spectacular decors in the brilliant decade that preceded the Revolution.
A memorialist of Paris and the stormy history that rocked the turn of the century, he ended his distinguished career as the attentive and committed curator of the brand new Muséum Central des Arts de la Rébulique, later known as the Musée du Louvre.
The exhibition aims to show a sampling of the incredible diversity in the inspired artist's work through an exceptional and varied collection of drawings, sketches, engravings, architectural capriccios, monumental paintings, and pieces of furniture. A joint effort between the Musée du Louvre and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the project benefits from the outstanding contribution of period specialists and major loans from the main heritage collections holding works by Hubert Robert.
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Hubert Robert, Vue imaginaire de la grande galerie du Louvre en ruines, musée du Louvre
© Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN / A. Dequier
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