Piranesi Giovanni Battista

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.
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