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Giovanni Battista PiranesiMaking a living from etchings

Giovanni Battista Piranesi was an Italian Printmaker born on October 4, 1720. Battista Piranesi contributed to the Neoclassical, and Baroque movements and died on November 17, 1778.

“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.”  Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Arch of Titus

1748

Architecture, Perspectives, Grotesques, Antiquities

1749

The Grand Piazza

1750

The Pyramid of Caius Cestius

1755

Plan of a Tomb on the Appian Way in Vigna Buonamici

1756

Plan of Rome / From Le Antichità Romane

1756

Appian Way

1756

Elevation and Plan of Theater of Marcellus

1756

Imaginary Prisons: Title Plate

1761

The Man on the Rack

1761

Ponte Molle

1762

Della Magnificenza e d'Architettura de' Romani

1765

Temple of Bacchus

1767

Hadrian's Villa

1768

Interior Views of Rome

1768

Waterfalls at Tivoli

1769

Chimneypiece: Frieze of Trophies and Winged Victories

1769

Caffè degli Inglesi

1769

Chimneypiece in Greek Style

1769

View of St. Peter's and the Piazza

1775

Aqueduct of Nero

1775

Hadrian's Villa: The Piazza d'Oro

1776

Catalogo delle Opere

1861

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