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Piranesi and the Temples of Paestum: Drawings from Sir John Soane’s Museum

decoration23 Jan. 2015|17 May 2015
In 1777, the great Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi visited the haunting and majestic archaeological site of Paestum near Naples. He produced a series of monumental drawings recording the three Doric temples, then known as the Basilica, the Temple of Neptune, and the Temple of Ceres, in preparation for a set of etchings, Différents vues de Pesto. Piranesi died shortly after having received the papal imprimatur in 1778, but the set was completed by his son, Francesco, and published posthumously in the same year.

A catalogue is available.

Picture: The Morgan Library and Museum, New York / Sir John Soane's Museum, London.

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DATE
23 Jan. 2015|17 May 2015
ADDRESS
225 Madison Avenue
CITY
New York
( UNITED STATES )
ORGANIZED BY
Sir John Soane's Museum, London, with the Morgan Library & Museum, New York
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