18th-Century Rome

Students enrolled in Art and Architecture of the European Enlightenment (ARTH 259, Spring 2017) created these exhibits, all of which explore the artistic, cultural, and social milieu of Giovanni Battista Piranesi in the 18th century.  Their analyses consider Roman antiquity as it was understood and represented by 18th-century audiences and participants of the Grand Tour.


Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Venetian Who Defined Rome's Image 

The Grand Tour in Italy

18th-Century Urban Life in Italy

Giovanni Paolo Panini: Viewmaker of Ancient and Modern Rome 

Hubert Robert: Painter of Ruins 

Johann Joachim Winckelmann and the Birth of Art History

The Discovery of Pompeii and Herculaenum

The Grand Tour Beyond: Greece and the Holy Land

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