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Arches in Ruins  1750

by Hubert Robert

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 616 [br]This narrow painting and its pendant, designed by Robert as overdoors, were intended to be seen from a distance and from below. In the interest of increasing the effect of illusion, the artist placed the figures upon grassy hillocks with the ruins sunk (and in one case partially buried) behind. He deploys the Doric order, ...
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