Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Self-portrait, 1760 (Detail) - Image source Uncube Magazine

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Etching

September 10, 2013

Giovanni Battista (also Giambattista) Piranesi was an Italian artist famous for his etchings of Rome and of fictitious and atmospheric "prisons" (Carceri d'Invenzione). He belonged to Neoclassicism movement.