*Rococo Revisited
Washerwomen in a garden, Circa 1775
Hubert Robert (Paris, 1733 - Paris, 1790)
Appointed as designer of the King’s gardens, Robert worked in particular at Versailles and Rambouillet. He was also sought after by aristocrats and financiers to design many famous gardens around Paris  where he created terraces, galleries, ponds, fountains, statues, staircases and avenues with a variety of vistas, following his  imagination.
Hubert Robert plays here on the contrast between the  majestic garden and the mundanity of the familiar scene taking place there as the pond is transformed into a washhouse. In this  atmosphere, Hubert Robert creates the charm of a contented life with all the finest qualities of his art: a fluid approach, light colours, silvery hues, the art of glazing and superimposed shades, the interplay of light and a lively, witty touch.

Washerwomen in a garden, Circa 1775

Hubert Robert (Paris, 1733 - Paris, 1790)

Appointed as designer of the King’s gardens, Robert worked in particular at Versailles and Rambouillet. He was also sought after by aristocrats and financiers to design many famous gardens around Paris  where he created terraces, galleries, ponds, fountains, statues, staircases and avenues with a variety of vistas, following his  imagination.

Hubert Robert plays here on the contrast between the  majestic garden and the mundanity of the familiar scene taking place there as the pond is transformed into a washhouse. In this  atmosphere, Hubert Robert creates the charm of a contented life with all the finest qualities of his art: a fluid approach, light colours, silvery hues, the art of glazing and superimposed shades, the interplay of light and a lively, witty touch.

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