Elena Topsida

Ruins of ancient Crimea in Carlo Bossoli’s lithographs

Recently, a lot of digitized paintings, prints and lithographs of the 18th century have appeared on the internet. These pieces of art include works of such painters as Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Hubert Robert, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Francesco Lazzaro Guardi (and others), famous for their picturesque depictions of ruins. Their numerous paintings show ruined ancient palaces, temples, aqueducts, all overgrown with perennial trees. These paintings indicate...

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