Throughout his long career, Giovanni Battista Piranesi created memorable images of ancient Roman monuments. Widely collected by European aristocrats in the 18th century, the prints were archeological in purpose; however, they are also works of art in their own right. Jakub Koguciuk, Ph.D. candidate in the History of Art and Renaissance Studies, examines Piranesi’s prints on display in the exhibition Meant to Be Shared: The Arthur Ross Collection of European Prints at the Yale University Art Gallery to reveal what can be learned about ancient Rome from his works.
Space is limited. Please meet in the Gallery lobby.