Diverse Maniere: Piranesi, Fantasy and Excess, Sir John Soane’s Museum

Diverse Maniere: Piranesi, Fantasy and Excess, Sir John Soane’s Museum, until 31st May 2014

Chair Factum - Back © factumArte

Chair Factum – Back
© factumArte

Chair Factum - Engraving © Diverse Maniere

Chair Factum – Engraving
© Diverse Maniere

Do try and get along to this very intriguing exhibition that brings to life some of Piranesi’s designs, using his 1769 Diverse Maniere d’Adornare i Cammini… and the Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi, Sarcofagi… of 1778 as its inspiration. Thanks are due to the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, and the renowned design studio Factum Arte, Madrid, who using state-of-the-art 3D modelling and printing technologies bring Piranesi’s imagery into physical form for the first time.

 

Helix Tripod © factumArte

Helix Tripod
© factumArte

Helix Tripod - Engraving © Diverse Maniere

Helix Tripod – Engraving
© Diverse Maniere

Soane, who is thought to have met Piranesi in Rome in 1778, was influenced by his designs in the arrangement of his own objects so it is entirely fitting that the bronze tripods, ‘porphyry’ altars, gilt chairs, shell-shaped silver coffee pots and extravagant candelabra should be brought to life within the museum.

 

Silver Coffee Pot © factumArte

Silver Coffee Pot
© factumArte

Silver Coffee Pot - Engraving © Diverse Maniere

Silver Coffee Pot –
Engraving
© Diverse Maniere

Address:
Sir John Soane’s Museum: 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP
Opening hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm. Last entry 4:30pm

Antique Vase with Three Griffin Heads - Engraving © Diverse Maniere

Antique Vase with Three Griffin Heads – Engraving
© Diverse Maniere

http://www.soane.org

Antique Vase with Three Griffin Heads © factumArte

Antique Vase with Three Griffin Heads
© factumArte

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