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Feb - 23 - 2013
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Hubert Robert - Projet d'aménagement de la Grande Galerie du Louvre (1796).JPG

1796 painting by Robert showing a design for the Grand Gallery of the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Hubert Robert was a French painter. He had an artist Giovanni Paolo Pannini, Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s influence.The artist was born on May 22, 1733 and died on April 15, 1808. Hubert Robert was born in Paris. His birth and death place of the French capital.French landscape painter sometimes called Robert des Ruines because of his many romantic representations of Roman ruins set in idealized surroundings.

His father, Nicolas Robert, was in the service of François-Joseph de Choiseul, marquis de Stainville a leading diplomat from Lorraine.A young artist finished his studies with the Jesuits at the Collège de Navarre in 1751 and entered the atelier of the sculptor Michel-Ange Slodtz who taught him design and perspective but encouraged him to turn to painting.In 1754 Artist left for Rome in the train of Étienne-François de Choiseul, son of his father’s employer, who had been named French ambassador and would become a Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to Louis XV in 1758.Robert left Paris for Rome and studied at the French Academy there. He also met the French painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard in Rome, and in 1760 they traveled together with the Abbé de Saint-Non through southern Italy on a drawing expedition. Hubert Robert developed a strong fascination with architecture, ruins, and he was strongly influenced by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the renowned etcher of architectural subjects who was then publishing his great collections of etchings of Roman architecture.
He spent fully eleven years in Rome, a remarkable length of time; after the young artist’s official residence at the French Academy in Rome ran out, he supported himself by works he produced for visiting connoisseurs like the abbé de Saint-Non, who took Robert to Naples in April 1760 to visit the ruins of Pompeii.The marquis de Marigny, director of the Bâtiments du Roi kept abreast of his development in correspondence with Natoire, director of the French Academy, who urged the pensionnaires to sketch out-of-doors, from nature: Robert needed no urging; drawings from his sketchbooks document his travels: Villa d’Este, Caprarola.
The contrast between the ruins of ancient Rome and the life of his time excited his keenest interest. He worked for a time in the studio of Pannini, whose influence can be seen in the Vue imaginaire de la galerie du Louvre en ruine . Robert spent his time in the company of young artists in the circle of Piranesi, whose capricci of romantically Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun - Hubert Robert (1788).jpgovergrown ruins influenced him so greatly that he gained the nickname Robert des ruines.
Returning to Paris in 1765, Robert became a member of the French Royal Academy in 1766. A gifted decorative artist, he based his paintings on his Italian drawings, and his popularity was enhanced by exhibitions at the Salons from 1767 onward. In addition to Italian landscapes, he painted scenes of Ermenonville, Marly, and Versailles, near Paris, and of the south of France, with its ruined Roman monuments. In 1778 he was appointed dessinateur des jardins du roi and designed a new grotto for the gardens at Versailles as well as an English-style garden at the château of Rambouillet for Louis XVI. In the 1780s and ’90s he painted a series of oil sketches of the Grande Galerie of the Louvre as part of a proposed replanning. He also continued to paint Italian landscapes. He was imprisoned during the latter part of the French Revolution (1793–94), but he carried on his work during his incarceration.
The quantity of his work is immense; the Louvre alone contains nine paintings by his hand and specimens are frequently to be met with in provincial museums and private collections. 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.
His work was much engraved by the abbé de Saint-Non, with whom he had visited Naples in the company of Fragonard during his early days; in Italy his work has also been frequently reproduced by Chatelain, Linard, Le Veau, and others.

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