After Albrecht Dürer, the restored rooms of Palazzo Sturm welcome another of the giants of world engraving, Giambattista Piranesi (1720-1778).
His graphic masterpieces include loose or volume engravings. The city of Bassano has chosen to pay homage to the genius of Piranesi for the third centenary of his birth (4 October 1720): a graphic heritage, that of the artist, which includes about 570 works, from the most famous Views of Rome to the four volumes of Roman Antiquities.
The exhibition benefits from the collaboration of the Giorgio Cini Foundation of Venice for the loan of the 16 tables taken from the famous series of Prisons of Invention.
The exhibition is completed with the film made for the previous Piranesi arts exhibition. Architect, engraver, antiquarian, landscape painter, designer - Fondazione Cini, 2010.
The animation video, created by Grégoire Dupond for Factum Arte, tridimensionally reconstructs each room of the 16 tables of the Prisons, giving the viewer the feeling of being able to walk inside these contradictory and visionary spaces.