In the minds of several generations the name Franz Roubaud has been firmly linked with his panoramic painting “The Battle of Borodino”. In this work the artist managed to capture one of the most glorious events in Russian history with particular artistic expressiveness.
The book you are holding is the first major work on Roubaud. For the first time readers will get a sense of the real magnitude and generic variety of this remarkable artist’s œuvre, and of Roubaud’s style and creative method. We wish this publication particular success as it is coming out in the year of a double jubilee: 200 years since the battle at Borodino and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Museum-panorama “The Borodino Battle”.
Director of the Museum-panorama “The Borodino Battle”, July 2012