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Oneiric Architecture and Opium

Visualizing opium dreams through the etchings of Piranesi. Pictured: Title Plate.

This picture reminds me of the prison system in america. once you are in it, with out the proper guidance you can find yourself stuck in there for a very long time. Maybe if we gave some guidance to the prisoners they wouldn't get lost in the "system"

The Round Tower: Plate 3 of Carceri, ca. 1749–60 Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778) Italian Etching, engraving, sulphur tint or open bite, burnishing

Oneiric Architecture and Opium

Visualizing opium dreams through the etchings of Piranesi. Pictured: The Round Tower.

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