The National Library of Spain has been hosting the 'Piranesi' exhibition since 7th May, organised to mark the third centenary of the birth of this Italian artist. Until 22 September, we will be able to see the almost three hundred works included in the exhibition, which give a good account of his career and how his work influenced our country.
Organised by the National Library of Spain and the Spanish Cultural Heritage Institute (IPCE) of the Ministry of Culture and Sport, in collaboration with National Heritage and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the 'Piranesi' exhibition will be on display until 22nd September.
Curated by Delfín Rodríguez Ruiz and Helena Pérez Gallardo, the exhibition covers the work of Giovanni Battista Piranesi through books, prints, paintings and sculptures from the BNE and other institutions, museums and private collections.
Completing the exhibition, we will be able to see collections of prints and engravings by other authors such as Palladio, Duperac, Fischer, Vasi, Tiépolo or Canaletto, who had a notable influence on the work of the Venetian architect and engraver.
You can enjoy the exhibition at your own, or take part in the 'guided visits' scheduled at 11am on 22, 26 and 29 May, 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 and 30 June, 3, 7, 10 and 14 July, and 1, 4, 8, 11, 15 and 18 September. If you are interested, don't forget to register on this link.
Finally, on 25 May at 11am and 5pm, and on 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 June at 11am and 5pm, will take place the family workshop 'El libro de las arquitecturas extraordinarias', where participants, after a visit to the exhibition, will create a tunnel book to enhance the perspective of one of the artist's works, based on an engraving with many layers of depth.
More info: Giovanni Battista Piranesi in the National Library of Spain
Image credits: 'El Gran Canal con Santa Maria della Sallute'. Giovanni Battista Piranesi en la Biblioteca Nacional de España. Prensa BNE