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Fall Lecture Series | Piranesi Turns 300

Posted in anniversaries, lectures (to attend) by Editor on September 17, 2020

From the series flyer:

Piranesi Turns 300: A Lecture Series
Zoom Presentations, Organized by the University of South Carolina

To commemorate the tricentennial of Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s birth on 4 October 1720, the Digital Piranesi at the University of South Carolina is hosting a virtual lecture series in Fall 2020. RSVP to jbritton@mailbox.sc.edu for the zoom link.

Piranesi’s Lost Pages
Heather Hyde Minor (Professor, Art History, University of Notre Dame)
Thursday, 1 October 2020, 10am (EST)

Drawings were a part of Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s daily life in his studio. In his hands, scraps of wastepaper became designs for prints, a way to record the action in his workshop, and much more. Piranesi’s scrap paper pile reveals not only a fiercely talented artist at work but a book that went missing, one that he never released for sale. In this talk, we will make our way through the clues these recycled sheets present to find this lost volume.

The Complete Piranesi
Carolyn Yerkes (Professor, Art and Archaeology, Princeton University)
Thursday, 12 November 2020, 2pm (EST)

The Principle of Aesthetic Disinterest: Giovanni Battista Piranesi and the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755
Peter Parshall (formerly Curator, Old Master Prints, National Gallery of Art)
Thursday, 3 December 2020, 2pm (EST)