Hubert Robert : Painted Spaces of the Enlightenment
(Paula Rea Radisich, Hubert Robert
This study provides an analysis of works by one of the most important eighteenth-century French artists. Examining four sets of pictures that involve multiple canvesses, Paula Rea Radisich discusses these works in light of the architectural setting for which they were designed and the demands imposed by the patrons who commissioned them. Through this line of inquiry, she establishes the broader function and significance of art in pre-Revolutionary France, moving from the creation of the work of art to questions about its architectural and cultural setting.