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The Illumination of the Cross in Saint Peter’s Basilica on Good Friday by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (etching) and Louis Jean Desprez (watercolor), 1787.

The Illumination of the Cross in Saint Peter’s Basilica on Good Friday by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (etching) and Louis Jean Desprez (watercolor), 1787.

Picturesque / Romantic movement (mid-1800s) ... Forms embody a balanced asymmetry—the eye takes pleasure in moving from scene to scene. Nature meets civilization; the aesthetic of sublimity is created. There are exotic associations, nostalgia for former times—landscape architecture (particularly in English gardens) sometimes featured faux ruins of the classical age. Piranesi etching—Ruins of Rome—seen here.

Picturesque / Romantic movement (mid-1800s) ... Forms embody a balanced asymmetry—the eye takes pleasure in moving from scene to scene. Nature meets civilization; the aesthetic of sublimity is created. There are exotic associations, nostalgia for former times—landscape architecture (particularly in English gardens) sometimes featured faux ruins of the classical age. Piranesi etching—Ruins of Rome—seen here.

Little Market, Vincenzia    1918 Hedley Fitton Born: England 1857  Died: London, England 1929  etching no measurements Smithsonian American Art Museum

Little Market, Vincenzia 1918 Hedley Fitton Born: England 1857 Died: London, England 1929 etching no measurements Smithsonian American Art Museum

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