In Pursuit of Antiquity Exhibition in Berlin

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In Pursuit of Antiquity Exhibition

Drawings by the Giants of British Neo-Classicism : Museum for Architectural Drawing

In Pursuit of Antiquity Exhibition in Berlin

Location: Museum for Architectural Drawing, Christinenstraße 18.A, 10119 Berlin, Germany

Artworks by Italian masters, and drawings by French and Italian artists such as Percier, Clérisseau and the great Piranesi, which illustrate the links between these architects and British architects

3.10.2015 – 14.2.2016

Important architectural drawings held by Sir John Soane’s Museum, one of the most significant collections of its kind in Great Britain, will form a new temporary exhibition at the Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin.

In Pursuit of Antiquity
image © Sir John Soane´s Museum – William Chambers
Presentation drawing showing a perspective view of an unexecuted design for a Mausoleum for Frederick, Prince of Wales, initialled and dated 1751
Pencil, pen and ink & watercolor
490 x 705 mm

The exhibition illustrates the ambition of leading British architects of the late 18th century who strove to create new architecture in the Classical tradition that could compete – in terms of public works, private houses, mausolea, interior detail and even furnishings – with the glories of the Ancient World. Illustrating this central theme, some of the finest drawings and designs by Sir John Soane, Robert Adam, George Dance the Younger, Sir William Chambers and James Wyatt will be shown for the first time in Germany.

In Pursuit of Antiquity
image © Sir John Soane´s Museum – John Soane
Presentation drawing showing a cutaway perspective of Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, 1824
Pencil, pen and ink, watercolor & codycolor
650 x 967 mm

In Pursuit of Antiquity
image © Sir John Soane´s Museum – John Soane
Presentation drawing for the proposed rebuilding of Downing Street with two Triumphal Arches in perspective, c. 1827
Pencil, pen and ink, watercolor & bodycolor
725 x 1302 mm

In Pursuit of Antiquity will focus on Ancient Rome and its great monuments as a source of inspiration to the architectural students of the 18th and 19th centuries who studied and drew these structures as part of their education. The exhibition will also explore the idea of an architectural drawing – from sketch to final presentation. Drawings by French and Italian artists such as Percier, Clérisseau and the great Piranesi, all represented in Soane’s collection, will illustrate the links between these architects and British architects.

In Pursuit of Antiquity
image © Sir John Soane´s Museum – Giovanni – Battista Piranesi
Imaginary Composition
Red Chalk and pen & ink
550 x 770 mm

In Pursuit of Antiquity
image © Sir John Soane´s Museum – John Soane
Drawing showing a student measuring a Capital of the Temple of Jupiter Stator (Castor and Pollux), Rome
Pencil, pen and watercolor
1010 x 730 mm

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