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View of the Remains of the Praetorian Fort in Hadrian's Villa
Veduta degli avanzi del Castro Pretorio nella Villa Adriana a Tivoli
Title: Veduta degli avanzi del Castro Pretorio nella Villa Adriana a Tivoli Signature: Cavalier piranesi delin(eavit). ed inc(idit).
Title: View of the Remains of the Praetorian Fort at Hadrian’s Villa Signature: Designed and engraved by the Knight Piranesi.
thwart identification and seem to guard the spaces they inhabit, limiting rather than encouraging entry (Verschaffel 135).uman figures in landscape or architectural views tend to serve as surrogates for the viewer, offering a position of identification through which a viewer could behold an artwork’s subject. To imaginatively enter an image such as this one, according to Susan Stewart, viewers must forge an individual path and see from a subjective position (178). Both invited and repelled by the image’s complex composition, viewers must adopt an active role in order to make their own way into its scene. (JB)
To see this image in the Vedute di Roma, volume 17 of Piranesi’s Opere, click here.