“I need to produce great ideas, and I believe that if I were commissioned to design a new universe, I would be mad enough to undertake it.” Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Giovanni Battista Piranesi was an Italian Printmaker born on October 4, 1720. Battista Piranesi contributed to the Neoclassical and Baroque movements and died on November 17, 1778.
Virtuoso painter, political chameleon, complete jerk
Painted for Marie Antoinette and never made a dime
Jovial portraitist forgotten for 200 years
A Caravaggisti embraces silence