Category Archives: Diderot

Hubert Robert, the Poet of Destruction

I don’t know how many paintings of Hubert Robert there are at the Louvre, but I have heard someone mentioning two hundred drawings. Prolific. There should be enough for every museum in the country, and many of them do have … Continue reading

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Denis Diderot: the Encyclopédist and a Pornographic Novelist

Denis Diderot, best known as a Philosophe of the Enlightenment and a co-editor of the Encyclopédie, has left his mark in every literary genre including that of the pornographic prose. The Indiscrete Family Jewels was published anonymously circa 1750 and depicts the Court of Versailles … Continue reading

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