Diverse Maniere: Piranesi, Fantasy and Excess
Sir John Soane's Museum
Until Sun Jun 1
Time Out says
Posted: Fri Feb 14 2014
The second of two exhibitions looking at the relationship between Sir John Soane and the Italian printmaker, antiquarian and architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Large-scale 3D prints will be on show, replicating the some of the designs that Piranesi visualised in his influential publications, but never actually realised. Also on display will be bronze tripods, gilt chairs shell-shaped silver coffee pots and an extravagant candelabra.