ROBERT, Hubert
(b. 1733, Paris, d. 1808, Paris)

The Maison Carée in Nimes

1783
Oil on canvas, 102 x 143 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Hubert Robert was a specialist in depicting romantic ruins. He played a significant role in the spread of a fashion for landscape parks containing replicas of ancient edifices. The Maison Carré in Nimes is a 1st-century Roman temple that has survived virtually intact; it served as one of the main models for Neoclassical architecture.




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