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January Spotlight Talk

January Spotlight Talk: Piranesi – Romantic graphic artist of the 18th century

Monday, 22 January 2018, 5 p.m., Piranesi Room – Lobkowicz Palace

This time, the curator Lucie Němečková will talk about one of the most prominent graphic artists of the 18th century. Giovanni Batista Piranesi (1720-1778) produced beautiful engravings that drew on his knowledge of architecture and archaeological finds. The engravings today serve as proof of the state of ancient architecture in 18th-century Rome.  In the Lobkowicz Collections we can see him as an excellent scientist who portrayed the beauty of ancient Rome through an Enlightenment lens. Through his work we can at least symbolically move in time and place.

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