12 FEB – GRAPHIC ART
Arture’s team introduces you today to Piranesi also known as the Piranèse. He is an 18th century engraver and architect. Passionate about Ancient Rome, he made many engravings of this city. Where the remains are numerous and lend themselves to poetic illustrations. Piranesi likes to reproduce architectural monuments, but also to add details to sublimate Ancient Rome.
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5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT piranesi
Giovanni Battista Piranesi is a draughtsman, engraver and architect, born in Venice in 1720.
Piranesi has a real fascination for Rome, which guides him in his artistic choices.
Piranesi represented in his engravings themes ranging from roman architecture to imaginary places.
He will criticize on many occasions hegemony of Ancient Greece, to support the greatness of Ancient Rome.
« I need to produce great ideas and I believe that if someone ordered me plans of a new universe, I would have the madness to undertake. » Piranesi.
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“Piranesi’s engravings are of very high beauty. At the time, they made it possible to diffuse Roman architecture. Very precise, they allow us today to discover ancient monuments that have disappeared. But also to see how passionate artists have embellished antiquity.”Claire ARTURE
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If you enjoyed Piranesi’s prints, you will probably like Delacroix’s drawings and lithographs. Where we find the poetic and melancholic art common of these artists.
The next graphic art collection will show the work of Giulio Bonasone, an Italian artist from Bologna. He was also an engraver. He worked in the 16th century.