The Art of Piranesi: architect, engraver, antiquarian, vedutista, designer. The exhibition

Above, one of the key elements of the exhibition Le Arti di Piranesi: architetto, incisore, antiquario, vedutista, designer (The Art of Piranesi: architect, engraver, antiquarian, vedutista, designer), a twelve minute animation of Piranesi's Carceri series made by Gregoire Dupond at Factum Arte specifically for the exhibition. This series of sixteen visionary images, originally etched by Piranesi in his late twenties, shows the workings of his imagination, merging his architectural ambitions with his obsessive interest in antiquity. Watching Gregoire Dupond's animation is like entering Piranesi's mind. A CD containing both high resolution reproductions of the prints and the complete video will de released soon.

Le Arti di Piranesi: architetto, incisore, antiquario, vedutista, designer (The Art of Piranesi: architect, engraver, antiquarian, vedutista, designer) opened on 28th August 2010 to coincide with the Venice Biennale of Architecture and ran until 9th January 2011. The exhibition was showcased in the Sale del Convitto on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, and after the inauguration it travelled to different venues.

Go to the Piranesi Collection
Go to the making of the objects_Part I
Go to the making of the objects_Part II

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