PIRANESI, Giovanni Battista

   The famous Italian engraver who had a fantastic and electic view of Etruscan art. He failed to identify accurately Etruscan influence or works of art, but nevertheless championed the superiority of Etruscan art over the Greek. He had an influence on James Byres and more particularly Robert Adam, who conveyed ideas of an Etruscan style to Great Britain that had almost nothing to do with Etruscan art.

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  • Piranesi, Giovanni Battista — or Giambattista Piranesi born Oct. 4, 1720, Mestre, near Venice died Nov. 9, 1778, Rome, Papal States Italian draftsman, printmaker, architect, and art theorist. He went to Rome at 20 as a draftsman for the Venetian ambassador. After settling… …   Universalium

  • Piranesi, Giovanni Battista — o Giambattista Piranesi (4 oct. 1720, Mestre, cerca de Venecia–9 nov. 1778, Roma, Estados Pontificios). Dibujante, grabador, arquitecto y teórico del arte italiano. Se trasladó a Roma a los 20 años de edad donde se desempeñó como dibujante del… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Piranesi, Giovanni Battista (or Giambattista) —  (1720–1778) Italian artist and architect …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Giovanni Battista Piranesi — Giovanni Battista Piranesi, auch Giambattista Piranesi (* 4. Oktober 1720 in Mogliano Veneto bei Treviso; † 9. November 1778 in Rom), war ein italienischer Kupferstecher, Archäologe, Architekt und Architekturtheoretiker …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Giovanni Battista — Giovanni ist ein Vorname und Familienname. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft und Bedeutung 2 Bekannte Namensträger 2.1 Vornamen 2.2 Nachnamen 2.3 Pseudonym …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Giovanni Battista Piranesi — Para otros usos de este término, véase Battista. Autorretrato grabado de Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Mogliano Veneto, cerca de Treviso, 4 de octubre de 1720 – Roma, 9 de noviembre de 1778) fue un arquitecto, inves …   Wikipedia Español

  • Giovanni Battista Piranesi — Giovanni Battista (also Giambattista) Piranesi (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 ).BiographyPiranesi was born in Mogliano Veneto …   Wikipedia

  • Giovanni Battista — Giovanni Battista, was a common Italian given name (see Battista for those with the surname) in the 16th 18th centuries, which in English means John the Baptist . Common nicknames include Giambattista, Gianbattista or Giovambattista. The Genoese… …   Wikipedia

  • Giovanni Battista Rezzonico — (* 1. Juni 1740 in Venedig; † 21. Juli 1783 in Rom) war ein Kardinal der katholischen Kirche. Er wurde, ohne vorher jedwede Weihen erhalten zu haben, am 10. September 1770 von Papst Klemens XIV. zum Kardinaldiakon der Titeldiakonie San Nicola in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Giovanni Battista Piranesi — (Mogliano Veneto cerca de Treviso, 4 de octubre de 1720 – Roma, 9 de noviembre de 1778) fue un grabador italiano. Realizó más de 2000 grabados de edificios reales e imaginarios, estatuas y ornamentos. Realizó sus estudios de arte en Roma, donde… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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