Giovanni Battista Piranesi - The Encyclopedia of Fine Arts - Artist, Painter  Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Style: Neo-Classicism;Classicism

Place: Mogliano Veneto

Born: 1720

Death: 1778

Nationality: Italy


Giovanni Battista (also Giambattista) Piranesi (Italian pronunciation: [dʒoˈvanni batˈtista piraˈnesi] 4 October 1720 – 9 November 1778) was an Italian artist famous for his etchings of Rome and of fictitious and atmospheric "prisons" (Carceri d'Invenzione). Piranesi was born in Mogliano Veneto, near Treviso, then part of the Republic of Venice. H...