List of Artists → Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Mogliano 1720 - Rom 1778) - Artist
Italian engraver, etcher and architect. P. was taught engraving since 1740 by the archaeologist and engraver G. Vasi. In 1745 P. began to document the buildings of antique Rome. By combining engraving a. etching he created dramatic effects of light. Mus.: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, St. Petersburg, Athens, Berlin a. others. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, H. Focillon, P. Lamers-Schütze, L. Ficacci a. others.