GIAMBATTISTA PIRANESI: THE DREAM OF CLASSICISM
Experience the works of the extremely influential Piranesi in the exhibition Giambattista Piranesi. Encompassing countless Piranesi works, this exhibition walks the viewer through Piranesi’s artistic journey has he perfected his craft and travelled Italy. Piranesi is most known for his drawings of classical architecture, aided by his architectural education, and this exhibition puts his talent is on full display.
Giovanni Battista Piranesi is considered the last great exponent of the 18th century Venetian engraving. In his youth, he defined himself as a Venetian architect but once he moved to Rome, he became famous for his engravings representing classical ruins and ancient monuments. The exhibit ends with a display of Piranesi’s greatest works, The Prisons of Invention, displaying esoteric architectures that laid the groundwork for the romanticist and later surrealist movements. Giambattista Piranesi allows viewers to get up close and personal with the works and experience first-hand some of the most influential art pieces ever created.
Comprised of 90 works total Giambattista Piranesi features many of Piranesi’s collections including Views of Rome, Roman Antiquties, and the legendary Prisons of Invention. This exhibition is vast in it’s showcase of Piranesi’s career. It pulls together Piranesi’s master drawings in one place giving the most holistic composition of Piranesi’s career.
• An extraordinary selection of 90 works
• Prisons of invention, 16 works
• Views of Rome, 44 works
• Roman Antiquities, 30 works
• Text panels and object labels (digital files)
200 – 400 Linear Feet | 60 – 120 Linear Meters