Symposium: Piranesi Drawings: New Perspectives

The symposium is devoted to the drawings of the artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778) and takes place in conjunction with the exhibition Sublime Ideas: Drawings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi on view at the Morgan from March 10 through June 4, 2023 and is presented by the Morgan Drawing Institute.

Held Friday, June 2, 2023.

Part 1

Piranesi’s Process: Drawings for the Prisons and other Early Works
John Marciari, Curatorial Chair, Morgan Library & Museum

Piranesi’s Drawings of Views
Andrew Robison, former Andrew W. Mellon Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Art

Drawing Piranesi’s ‘Speaking Ruins’
John Pinto, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University

Part 2

“Ornaments drawn to perfection“:  The Rediscovery of Nicolas François Daniel Lhuillier, Draughtsman for Piranesi and his Contemporaries
Georg Kabierske, Ph.D. student, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

Piranesi’s Architectural Drawings
Mario Bevilacqua, Professor of the History of Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome

Francesco Piranesi, a Draughtsman indistinguishable from his Father?
Christoph Frank, Professor, Academy of Architecture, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano

Part 3

Q & A