Piranesi, Rome, and the Arts of Design – San Diego

The exhibition Piranesi, Rome, and the Arts of Design will open in San Diego, California, on March 30th 2013, at The San Diego Museum of Art. The exhibition was previously shown at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venezia, and Caixa Forum in Madrid and Barcelona.
It contains numerous objects designed by Piranesi and made by Factum Arte.
And also a short animation film made by myself in 2010 for Factum Arte and Cini: Piranesi, Carceri d’Invenzione (Vimeo link, watch the video also below in this post).
Photographs by Gabriele Basilico, shown with the corresponding views of Rome by Piranesi, complete the materials made specifically for the exhibition.
About 250 prints of Piranesi from the Fondazione Cini are on display.

The exhibition will be held until July 7th.

On March 29th, 6pm at the James S. Copley Auditorium, Adam Lowe, one of the leading innovators in the field of digital mediation and director and founder of Factum Arte, will discuss his personal reflections and the evolution of Piranesi, Rome, and the Arts of Design.

High resolution image viewers of two frescoes paintings from San Petronio, Bologna, Italy

A few months ago I recorded in one night two frescoes by Giovanni da Módena in the cathedral San Petronio in Bologna (Bolonia), Italy.
The recording was made by myself and Gabriel Scarpa for Factum Arte.
We used two Clauss Panoramic robot heads, one for a Canon 7D coupled with a 600mm lens and the other for an Elinchrom 1/1000 s flash head.
I processed the files at 400dpi 1/1 in PTGui Pro resulting in files of approximately 80000×90000 pixels so 7 Gigapixels, at 16 bits.

The high resolution image viewers:
San Petronio – Giovanni da Modena – Living Cross – Croce Brachiale
San Petronio – Giovanni da Modena – Verdant Cross 

Time lapse shot during equipment installation
[vimeo 44230985]

Las Artes de Piranesi – Madrid

If you happen to visit Madrid this summer, don’t miss out Las Artes de Piranesi at the Caixa Forum. The exhibition was previously shown at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venezia.
It contains numerous objects designed by Piranesi and made by Factum Arte.
And also a short animation film made by myself in 2010 for Factum Arte and Cini: Piranesi, Carceri d’Invenzione (Vimeo link, watch the video also below in this post).
Photographs by Gabriele Basilico, shown with the corresponding views of Rome by Piranesi, complete the materials made specifically for the exhibition.
About 250 prints of Piranesi from the Fondazione Cini are on display.

The access to the exhibition is free and until Sept 9th. It will then go to Caixa Forum Barcelona, before going to California.

A paper by Mario Vargas Llosa in El Pais, May 6th 2012