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Piranesi: Carceri d’invenzione

In visual arts on January 4, 2011 at 3:25 pm

for the ones who missed the Venice Architecture Biennale, a little hidden gem:

The 12 minute animation of Piranesi’s Carceri series was made by Gregoire Dupond at Factum Arte. This series of 16 visionary images, originally etched by Piranesi when in his late 20’s, shows the workings of his imagination, merging his architectural ambitions with his obsessive interest in antiquity.

Enjoy!

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