Giovanni Batista Piranesi Research Paper

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Giovanni Batista Piranesi was an eighteenth 's century Italian artist, architect, and archeologist whose remarkable talent, imagination and the uncanny accuracy in depicting the monuments of Rome had a profound influence on stimulating the imagination of many poets, artists, and writers of the time.
In his work, Piranesi aimed to capture the ancient Rome while superimposing it on the contemporary city in a way that would transform the existing environments into grandiose, magnificent, and, somewhat dramatized depictions.
In one of his most beautiful etchings, the "Forma Ideale del Campidoglio Antico," Piranesi successfully highlights the monumentality of the ancient past by integrating the classical elements into the contemporary reality (Stock
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