Piranesi Roma Basilico
omaggio veneziano a Giambattista Piranesi
Piranesi Roma Basilico, the exhibition that in the year of the 17th Architecture Biennale celebrates the charm of Rome, comparing the ancient city of Piranesi's engravings and the contemporary city portrayed in Gabriele Basilico's photographs.
On the occasion of the celebrations for the 300th anniversary of the birth of Giambattista Piranesi (Venice, 1720 - Rome, 1778), the Giorgio Cini Foundation pays tribute to the great Venetian artist with the Piranesi Roma Basilico exhibition, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, director of the Institute of History of Art, with the collaboration of the Gabriele Basilico Archive. From April 24 to November 23 the second floor of the Gallery of Palazzo Cini in San Vio will host a dialogue on the urban poetry of Rome between the ancient engravings of Giambattista Piranesi and the photography of Gabriele Basilico, revealing to the public an unedited selection of the work of the great landscape photographer, commissioned by the Cini Foundation in 2010.