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Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian, 1720–1778 View of the Remains of the Dining Room of Nero's Golden House, commonly called the Temple of Peace, c. 1756-1778 Etching Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton 2007.49.2.2

Piranesi: Rome in Ruins

May 20, 2017 - February 25, 2018
Winton Jones Gallery, G344
Free Exhibition

Giovanni Battista Piranesi takes us on a ramble through the ruins of ancient Rome. His etchings of the remains of a great civilization couple his archaeological interest in detail with his flair for dramatic effect. This intimate exhibition invites you to reflect on a quiet world of grand desolation. Seen through the lens of the mid-1700s, the ruins suggest romance, mystery, melancholy, awesome possibility, and loss.

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian, 1720–1778 View of the Remains of the Dining Room of Nero's Golden House, commonly called the Temple of Peace, c. 1756-1778 Etching Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton 2007.49.2.2