Apollo

The Piranesi Principle

Kunstbibliothek, Berlin

4 Oct 2020 - 7 Feb 2021

Drawing on the collections of the Berlin State Museums, this exhibition at the Kunstbibliothek marks the 300th anniversary of Piranesi’s birth. A display of engravings, pamphlets, satirical illustrations and drawings presents the Italian polymath in many modes – as archaeologist, artist, collector, publisher and more. Find out more from the State Museums’ website.

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Map of the Field of Mars in Rome (1757), Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

Map of the Field of Mars in Rome (1757), Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Photo: © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett/Dietmar Katz

St. Peter's Basilica with the colonnades and St. Peter's Square (c. 1750), Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

St. Peter’s Basilica with colonnades and St. Peter’s Square (c. 1750), Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Photo: © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek/Knud Petersen

Interior of the Vatican Basilica (c. 1760), Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

Interior of the Vatican Basilica (c. 1760), Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Photo: © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek/Knud Petersen

A bird's eye view of the Colosseum in Rome from the north (c. 1760–70), Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

A bird’s eye view of the Colosseum in Rome from the north (c. 1760–70), Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Photo: © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek/Dietmar Katz

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