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Lecture: Speaking Ruins—Piranesi and Hubert Robert

May 25, 2017
Morton Auditorium
Free with museum admission

The prints of Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–78) and the paintings of Hubert Robert (1733­–1808) offer inspired evocations of Roman ruinsIn this lecture, John Pinto (Professor Emeritus, Princeton University) explores how these two artists, whose careers intersected in Rome, succeeded in giving the ruins their own distinctive voice.

Sponsored by the Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art

Hubert Robert. The Fountains, 1787/88. Gift of William G. Hibbard.