Colin Holden describes the aristocrats and Grand Tourists in Piranesi's print from Vedute di Roma.
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Colin Holden reveals why Piranesi included ground staff amongst the well-to-do visitors in this print.
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.
Colin Holden highlights details from everyday life in this print from Piranesi's Vedute di Roma.
Colin Holden discusses how the ruined villa in this print by Piranesi represents the folly of unrestrained power.
Colin Holden provides insights into the activities of the people portrayed in this Piranesi print.
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.
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