Wednesday, July 2, 2014

After Hubert Robert - View of the Port of Ripetta in Rome

After Hubert Robert  - View of the Port of Ripetta in Rome


 Stumbled across this artist Hubert Robert by chance.  What struck me about the compositions was the use of theatrical lighting. The work is a cappricio, an amalgam of multiple views juxtapositioned to make an appealing composition but not reflecting their true geographical location.  When taking such liberties with the subject matter it makes sense to throw out the lighting rules and go for theatrical lighting.  A greater treatise on this piece can be found here. 

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