Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Italian, 1720-1778
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Italian, 1720-1778
400 followers
Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Selected exhibitions (3)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Unbearable Infinite,
AA|LA
2017
Juxtapose: Classical and Contemporary Art,
Thomas French Fine Art
Noir: An Exploration. Monochromatic works in Black & White,
Thomas French Fine Art

Printmaker, engraver, and antiquarian Giovanni Battista Piranesi once said: “I need to produce …

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Printmaker, engraver, and antiquarian Giovanni Battista Piranesi once said: “I need to produce great ideas, and I believe that if I were commissioned to design a new universe, I would be mad enough to undertake it.” This would prove an apt description of the fantastical architectural prints he became famous for. An …

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