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Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti, ca. 1756–1758

Pen and black ink, brush and gray wash, watercolor, over graphite
13/16 × 11/16 in
2.1 × 1.7 cm
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Rogers Fund, 1971), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal
Giovanni Paolo Panini
Italian, 1691–1765
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As one of the vedutisti—or “view painters”—of Italy, Giovanni Paolo Panini was highly regarded for his precise renderings of real and imaginary views of Rome. Panini began his career by training under a stage designer in his native city Piacenza, followed by a move to study figure drawing in the city that would ultimately define his subject matter: Rome. Panini captured the ancient and modern architecture of the Romans, often combining multiple views of the city in one painting by depicting the monuments as artwork arranged in an extravagant gallery. Panini was one of the first artists to concentrate on painting the ancient ruins, which he rendered in a surreal, illusionistic style. In addition to view paintings, Panini was also successful with architecture, stage design, portraits, and decorative frescoes (the latter two projects commissioned for Pope Benedict XIV.)

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About the work
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Rogers Fund, 1971), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal
Giovanni Paolo Panini
Italian, 1691–1765
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As one of the vedutisti—or “view painters”—of Italy, Giovanni Paolo Panini was highly regarded for his precise renderings of real and imaginary views of Rome. Panini began his career by training under a stage designer in his native city Piacenza, followed by a move to study figure drawing in the city that would ultimately define his subject matter: Rome. Panini captured the ancient and modern architecture of the Romans, often combining multiple views of the city in one painting by depicting the monuments as artwork arranged in an extravagant gallery. Panini was one of the first artists to concentrate on painting the ancient ruins, which he rendered in a surreal, illusionistic style. In addition to view paintings, Panini was also successful with architecture, stage design, portraits, and decorative frescoes (the latter two projects commissioned for Pope Benedict XIV.)

Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti, ca. 1756–1758

Pen and black ink, brush and gray wash, watercolor, over graphite
13/16 × 11/16 in
2.1 × 1.7 cm
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