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* HUBERT ROBERT (PARIS 1733-1808) THE CASCATELLES OF TIVOLI Canvas. 241 x 217 cm Since the 16th century, the ancient city of Tivoli, whose landscape is a mixture is a mixture of natural picturesque and ruins, has seduced several generations of artists and collectors, embodying for many the the ideal landscape for many. Located about 30 km from Rome, Tivoli kilometers from Rome, Tivoli has enjoyed an attraction since ancient times due to the exceptional beauty of its mountainous site and its waterfalls. Shortly before our era, Maecenas, the protector of the Arts, had two had two temples built there, among which the one of Vesta, many many times represented. The interest of painters and travelers reached its peak in the second half of the XVIIIth century, notably with the fashion for the Antique and the ruins. Tivoli became an obligatory stop for most of the artists staying in Rome. Joseph Vernet, considered the best landscape painter of his generation generation, painted about forty views of Tivoli, some of them during the during the twenty years he spent in Italy. The others from sketches, on his return to France. In the following generation, we can mention artists as different as Jean-Pierre Houël, François Boucher, Honoré Fragonard, Gaspar Vanvitelli or Giovanni Battista Piranesi.... Tivoli could not but seduce Hubert Robert, as shown by the the numerous paintings he made during his career. his career. He visited the site several times during his stay in Rome his stay in Rome between 1754 and 1765. In 1769, three years after his reception as an architectural painter of architecture at the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, Hubert Robert exhibited at the Salon the first representation Cascatelles de Tivoli (Pau, Musée des Beaux-Arts; see the catalog of the exhibition Hubert Robert, un peintre visionnaire, Paris, Musée du Louvre, 2016, n°38, reproduced). Our painting adopts a slightly different point of view. The staggered planes of the subject magnify the population of the Roman countryside, then the waterfall and the ruins of the monuments on either side (the temple of Vesta and the villa the villa of Maecenas). This choice of composition and the variety of the natural elements depicted, offer multiple changes of chromatic tonalities. This process is even more ambitious that Hubert Robert produced several variations of views of Tivoli, which he exhibited at the Salon in 1769, 1771, 1773 and 1777. When he does not change the framing, he varies the motifs, for example the temple of Vesta can be shown from several sides, with or without the or without the neighboring church, while the figures and animals are can be changed. THE PASSPORT N°233826 ISSUED ON 13/06/2022 WILL BE GIVEN TO THE BUYER
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