Exhibition: The Longing for Egypt. Paul Robbrecht and 'La Description de l'Egypte' (1809)

17-05-2024 to 06-07-2024
Rozier 1, 9000 Gent
Opening hours
Thursday: 14:00 - 18:00
Friday: 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 14:00 - 18:00

Tentoonstelling: Het verlangen naar Egypte. Paul Robbrecht en ‘La Description de l’Egypte’ (1809)Paul Robbrecht brought back drawings, watercolors and photographs from a study trip to the Land of the Pyramids. They testify to his surprise at the "discovery of the known”. His impressions of the union of elementary architectural forms in a sublime landscape with a graceful, highly refined imagery, dialogue with a wide selection of prints from the monumental series "La Description de l'Egypte" (1809). These publications (1809-1829) on Napoleon Bonaparte's scientific-artistic Egypt expedition are in the collection of the Ghent University Library.