Piranesi

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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.

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.