About the Troubetzkoy Archive Project, Troubetzkoy and his work
On the first floor of the magnificent Musée D’Orsay you will find an imposing bronze of Count Robert de Montesquiou, once the arbiter of elegance in Paris society.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), the famous playwright and Fabian socialist, was a devoted vegetarian like Troubetzkoy. They became firm friends, with the playwright modelled three times over twenty years.
The aim of the Troubetzkoy Archive Project (TAP) is to establish a central database as the basis for a documented and reliable online Catalogue Raisonné, which provides complete and easily accessible information to a wide audience of experts or even art lovers. The inherent complexity of constructing a Catalogue Raisonné, combined with the vastness and relative dispersion of Troubetzkoy’s ‘oeuvre’, make the undertaking highly challenging but certainly fascinating. In any case, we see it as an overdue effort to celebrate the work of a sculpture’s genius and revive his fame.
The Troubetzkoy Archive Project aims to celebrate a great artist and revive his fame. Why Troubetzkoy? What makes his artistic and personal profile so fascinating? What clues did he leave behind and why are we undertaking a vast and rigorous study to create the Catalogue Raisonné of his complete work?