Colin Holden provides insights into the activities of the people portrayed in this Piranesi print.
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Colin Holden points out the visitors Piranesi brings to life in his print of this pilgrimage church.
Colin Holden contrasts the Grand Tourists and beggars seen in this print by Piranesi.
Colin Holden notes how this portrait of Piranesi as an ancient Roman reflected Piranesi's values.
Colin Holden explains how Piranesi’s exaggerated scale celebrates the ancient Romans’ engineering work.
In this video, Colin Holden suggests that classical and 18th-century worlds are compared in this print by Piranesi.
Colin Holden outlines the skill and artistry Giovanni Battista Piranesi brought to his printmaking.
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