This weekend is your last chance to visit the Caixa Forum exhibition “The Arts of Piranesi, Architect, etcher, antiquarian, vedutista, designer “.
As we already wrote about in our previous posts few months ago, very recommended to see the large selection of the engravings of Giambattista Piranesi, from the first series of plates done in 1743 to his last works in the 1770s dedicated to studies of objects and furniture.
The exhibition has been opened from October 5, 2012 and its closing this Sunday, January 20 2013.
The entrance is free
As the new arrivals to Barcelona also very interesting to visit the same Caixa Forum Building, textile industry Casaramona building from 1911, designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, well known Catalan architect who played a leading role in the art-nouveau movement alongside Gaudí and Domènech i Montaner.
The Casaramona factory building had large history of reconversion from the factory to warehouse during the Bcn World Fair 1929, to stables and garages of National Police Forces in 1940.
La Caixa in 1992 decided to return this building of great artistic value to Barcelona and to the country as a whole, while lending it a new function with social, cultural and educational aims, it thus becoming CaixaForum.
The architects Arata Isozaki, Francisco Javier Asarta, Roberto Luna and Robert Brufau all played their part in the refurbishment and extension work. (source from the official Caixa Forum website)