Trivium Art HistoryGiovanni Battista Piranesi

The Grand Piazza

The Grand Piazza, 1750 — Giovanni Battista Piranesi
63.6 cm49.4 cm

The Grand Piazza is a Neoclassical, Etching, Engraving Printmaking created by Giovanni Battista Piranesi in 1750. It lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The image is available via Institutional Open Content, and tagged Prison, and Architecture. Source

Carceri d'invenzione or Imaginary Prison is a series of large etchings by Piranesi that depicts a haunting imaginary prison.  There are sixteen prints in this series. 

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