No. 250: Hubert Robert, Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Episode No. 250 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Yuriko Jackall and Katharine Baetjer.

Jackall is a co-curator of “Hubert Robert, 1733-1808,” a retrospective of the French artist’s drawings and paintings at the National Gallery of Art. The show features over 100 objects detailing Robert’s interest in architectural ruin, the French landscape and the major events of his day, especially the French Revolution. It is the first monographic exhibition of Robert’s work in the United States and the first anywhere since 1933.

“Hubert Robert,” which the NGA co-organized with the Louvre, will be in Washington through October 2. Jackall’s co-curators included the Louvre’s Guillaume Faroult and the NGA’s Margaret Morgan Grasselli. The exhibition catalogue was published by the NGA in association with Lund Humphries.

The second segment features an excerpt from host Tyler Green’s 2016 conversation with Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Katharine Baetjer, who recently co-organized a retrospective of Robert contemporary Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun. Images are here.

Air date: August 18, 2016.

Hubert Robert, The Fountains, 1787/88.

Hubert Robert, The Fountains, 1787/88.

Hubert Robert, The Old Temple, 1787/88.

Hubert Robert, The Old Temple, 1787/88.

Hubert Robert, The Landing Place, 1787/88.

Hubert Robert, The Landing Place, 1787/88.

Hubert Robert, French, 1733-1808The Obelisk, 1787/88.

Hubert Robert, French, 1733-1808
The Obelisk, 1787/88.

Hubert Robert, "La Bastille, dans les premiers jours de sa dÈmolition, 20 juillet 1789," 1789.

Hubert Robert, “La Bastille, dans les premiers jours de sa dÈmolition, 20 juillet 1789,” 1789.

Hubert Robert, A Hermit Praying in the Ruins of a Roman Temple, about 1760.

Hubert Robert, A Hermit Praying in the Ruins of a Roman Temple, about 1760.

Hubert Robert, Antique Capriccio with the Statue of Marcus Aurelius, 1784.

Hubert Robert, Antique Capriccio with the Statue of Marcus Aurelius, 1784.

Hubert Robert, An Inmate of Saint-Lazare Prison, 1794.

Hubert Robert, An Inmate of Saint-Lazare Prison, 1794.

Hubert Robert, Corridor de la prison Saint-Lazare, 1793.

Hubert Robert, Corridor de la prison Saint-Lazare, 1793.

Hubert Robert, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, 1783.

Hubert Robert, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, 1783.

Hubert Robert, Demolition of the Château of Meudon, 1806.

Hubert Robert, Demolition of the Château of Meudon, 1806.

Hubert Robert, Paysage peint sur une assiette, 1794.

Hubert Robert, Paysage peint sur une assiette, 1794.

Hubert Robert, Stair and Fountain in the Park of a Roman Villa, c. 1770.

Hubert Robert, Stair and Fountain in the Park of a Roman Villa, c. 1770.

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