Friday, August 13 2021
8:00pm - 8:15pm
This 12-minute animation of Piranesi’s Carceri d’Invenzione (Prisons of Invention) series, etched by Piranesi in the mid-1700s, was created and produced by artist Grégoire Dupond to reveal the inner workings of the artist’s imagination. They depict ancient Roman or Baroque ruins converted into fantastic, visionary dungeons filled with mysterious scaffolding and instruments of torture. Piranesi was an Italian draftsman, printmaker, architect, and art theorist.
Run Time: 12 min
Film by: Grégoire Dupond
Available on Vimeo. You may need to set up an account and/or rent to view this film.
Organized by: Washington Architectural Foundation
This program is part of Summer Film Nights, a weekly film pick showcasing architecture, design, or urbanism all summer long. Grab some popcorn, get comfy, and enjoy the film!