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Piranesi e Roma: immagini di ieri e di oggi – at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Lecture in Italian

Luigi Ficacci, art historian, works for the Office of Conservation of Italian Artistic Patrimony (Ministry of Cultural Heritage). Since 2008 Ficacci has been the Superintendent of Fine Arts in Bologna, Ferrara and in the Provinces of the Romagna Region.

Dr Ficacci has taught the history of art at the University in Viterbo, as well as at a number of other Italian Universities. At present, his areas of research include themes on the Arts in the 17th and 18th centuries as well as on contemporary art.

He is an expert on paintings of the 17th century, on Caravaggio and on the activity of French artists in Italy.

From 1984 until 2004 he was the chief Conservator at the Istituto Nazionale della Grafica (National Institute for the Graphic Design) in Rome where he developed a profound appreciation of the work of Giovanni Battista Piranesi and published the definitive catalogue of etched engravings: Giovan Battista Piranesi. Complete Etchings, Koeln 2000.

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