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