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Veduta dell' arco di Costantino, e dell' anfiteatro Flavio detto il colosseo

Veduta dell' arco di Costantino, e dell' anfiteatro Flavio detto il colosseo

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Summary

Print shows a bird's-eye view of ruins with the Arch of Constantine in the foreground and the Flavian Amphitheater or Colosseum in the background, with numbered key. Some of the men appear to be examining the ruins.

A veduta, plural vedute, is a highly detailed, usually large-scale painting or, more often print, of a cityscape or some other landscape. The painters of vedute are referred to as vedutisti. Veduta was introduced by northern European artists, most likely Flanders who worked in Italy, such as Paul Brill (1554–1626), a landscape painter who produced a number of marine views and scenes of Rome that were purchased by visitors. Among the most famous of the vedutisti are four Venetians. Canaletto was probably the greatest of the vedutisti, produced Venetian architecture works. Giacomo Guardi (1678–1716), Giannantonio Guardi (1699–1760), and Francesco Guardi (1712–93), also produced a great number of views of Venice. Giovanni Pannini (c. 1691–1765/68) was the first artist to concentrate on painting ruins.

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Date

01/01/1746
person

Contributors

Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, 1720-1778, artist
place

Location

EUR (Rome, Italy)41.82944, 12.46861
Google Map of 41.82944444444445, 12.46861111111111
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Source

Library of Congress
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Copyright info

No known restrictions on publication in the U.S. Use elsewhere may be restricted by other countries' laws. For general information see "Copyright and Other Restrictions ...," http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/195_copr.html

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