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Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Del Castello dell’Acqua Giulia (II) from Le Rovine del Castello dell’Acqua Giulia Etching - RoGallery

Del Castello dell'Acqua Giulia (II) from Le Rovine del Castello dell'Acqua Giulia

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi (After)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

$850

Italian (1720–1788)

  • Date: 18th century
  • Etching, signed in the plate
  • Image Size: 14.5 x 11 inches
  • Frame Size: 25 x 21 inches

$850

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About The Artist: Giovanni Battista Piranesi

An Italian etcher, archaeologist, designer, theorist, and architect, Giovanni Battista Piranesi was born in Venice. His uncle, a designer and hydraulics engineer, taught him the art of drawing. During his early years, he studied stage design and intricate systems of perspective composition. Piranesi's prints and drawings reveal his talent for combining dramatic perspectives and architectural fantasies. When Piranesi was twenty, he moved to Rome...

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About The Medium: Etching

The printing process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio (incised) in the metal. In traditional pure etching, a metal (usually copper, zinc or steel) plate is covered with a waxy ground which is resistant to acid. The artist then scratches off the ground with a pointed etching needle where they want a line to appear in the finished piece, exposing the bare metal. The plate is then put through a high-pressure printing press together with a sheet of paper (often moistened to soften it). The paper picks up the ink from the etched lines, making a print.

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Del Castello dell’Acqua Giulia (II) from Le Rovine del Castello dell’Acqua Giulia

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

18th century

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Del Castello dell’Acqua Giulia (II) from Le Rovine del Castello dell’Acqua Giulia

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

18th century

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Del Castello dell’Acqua Giulia (II) from Le Rovine del Castello dell’Acqua Giulia Etching - RoGallery

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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