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Pop Art Myths

10 June to 14 Septembre 2014

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Autor:
Roy Lichtenstein
Título:
Look Mickey (detail)
Fecha:
1961
Oil on canvas
Medidas:
121.9 x 175.3 cm

Ubicacion:
National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Roy and Dorothy Lichtenstein gift.

Alma-Tadema and Victorian Painting
in the Pérez-Simón Collection

From 25 June to 12 October 2014 (extended closing date)



Autor:
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Título:
The Roses of Heliogabalus (detail)
Fecha:
1888
Técnica:
Oil on canvas
Medidas:
132.7 x 214.4 cm

Ubicacion:
Pérez-Simón Collection, Mexico

Biography and Works

Author:
Hubert Robert
Born/Dead:
Paris, 1733-1808
Date:
Works

Biography




Son of an official in the service of the Marquis of Stainville, Hubert Robert trained at the prestigious Collège de Navarre in Paris. He probably received his first lessons in drawing from the sculptor René-Michel Stodtz, although it has also been suggested that he studied with the painter Pierre-Jacques Cazes

In. 1754 Robert travelled to Italy accompanied by his patron, the Count of Stainville, who had been appointed French ambassador. Although not a student of the Académie Royale de Peinture et Sculpture in Paris, he was accepted in Rome as a student at the Academie de France. There he met Giovanni Paolo Panini, a painter who specialised in topographical views of Rome and whose work made a profound impression on the young Robert. It was at this period that he began to paint the views of classical ruins, both real and imaginary, for which he is best known and which earned him the nickname of “Robert des Ruines”

In. 1765 Robert returned to Paris where his distinctive and personal views of Rome, inspired by Panini and Piranesi, immediately enjoyed enormous success. Two years later he was admitted to the Académie Royale, presenting The Port of Ripetta, Rome as his entrance piece (École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts). From that point onwards he exhibited regularly at the Salon, where he was extremely well received by critics. Throughout his career he not only painted landscapes of Italian motifs but also focused on French views, in particular of Paris and the Île-de-France

In. 1778 Robert was appointed designer of royal gardens. He also undertook various decorative projects for aristocratic residences and palaces, such as the one for the château Méréville (Art Institute of Chicago) and for the château de Fontainebleau (Musée du Louvre). In 1784 he was appointed Garde des Tableaux of the Musée Royale. Robert was imprisoned during the Revolution from 1793 to 1794 but the following year was made curator of the Louvre. His famous views of the principal gallery of that museum date from the last decade of his life

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