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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Piranesi Architectural Views of Roman Fireplace Designs, 18th Century

1774

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi's 18th century etching entitled: "Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi desunte dall'architettura Egizia, Etrusca, Greca" which depicts two fireplaces in a neoclassical style influenced by Greek, Etruscan and Egyptian architecture. It is held by many museums, including; The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Cooper Hewitt Museum. Piranesi was born in Venice in 1720 and died in Rome in 1778. He was the son of a stone mason and was trained as an architect. After a slow start he eventually achieved great success as an architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer. His mission was to glorify the architecture of ancient Rome through his engravings and etchings. His highly dramatized prints often depict imaginary interiors and frequently include figures in mysterious activities, who are dwarfed by the magnitude of their monumental surroundings. Piranesi's style greatly influenced the neoclassical art movement of the late 18th century. His dramatic scenes inspired generations of set designers, as well as artists, architects and writers. His prints have continued to increase in value to institutions and collectors.

Details

  • Creator
    Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778, Italian)
  • Creation Year
    1774
  • Dimensions
    Height: 22.13 in. (56.22 cm)Width: 16.13 in. (40.98 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    An apparent printing crease is present in the upper margin to the left of midline.
  • Gallery Location
    Alamo, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: #38651stDibs: LU117325603592

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