Though Piranesi (1720-1778) wanted to be an architect more than anything, he had very few commisions. As a printmaker on the other hand there were not many people with his talent, and his fan base include writers and artists from many of the artistic movements that came afterwards.

The etchings of his imaginary jails are extraordinary, and I think his influence on people like Escher is pretty obvious


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    • Nice! I am almost sure they have some of his stuff at the Met, so It is a good excuse for me to go there (not that I need an excuse to visit New York City!)

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