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 (pîr′ə-nā′zē, pē′rä-nĕ′-), Giovanni Battista 1720-1778.
Italian artist whose etchings of Rome's ruins contributed to the revival of neoclassicism. His depictions of cavernous imaginary prisons influenced later romantic and surrealist art.

Pi′ra·ne′si·an adj.

Piranesi

(Italian piraˈneːsi)
n
(Biography) Giambattista (dʒambatˈtista). 1720–78, Italian etcher and architect: etchings include Imaginary Prisons and Views of Rome

Pi•ra•ne•si

(ˌpɪr əˈneɪ zi)

n.
Giambattista, 1720–78, Italian architect and engraver.
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Most significant, one could not argue that this edition consisted of "relatively unknown artists": Francis Aljs and Gerhard Richter were among the living participants, joined by such late colleagues as Louise Bourgeois and Giovanni Battista Piranesi.
An early sale was of the previously unrecorded high-key view of the Molo, Venice, from the Bacino di San Marco, which Beddington proposes to be the work of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, who was known to be a view painter before he found fame as an etcher.
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Pioneering Italian Giovanni Battista Piranesi was an influential figure whose work paved the way for scores of artists that followed.
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