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Pi·ra·ne·si(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.
(Biography) Giambattista (dʒambatˈtista). 1720–78, Italian etcher and architect: etchings include Imaginary Prisons and Views of Rome
Pi•ra•ne•si(ˌpɪr əˈneɪ zi)
Giambattista, 1720–78, Italian architect and engraver.