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Giovanni Paolo Pannini (1691-1765) was an Italian painter and architect, mainly known as one of the vedutisti or (veduta, or "view painters").As a young man, Pannini trained in his native town of Piacenza as a stage designer. In 1711, he moved to Rome, where he studied drawing with Benedetto Luti and became famous as a decorator of palaces, including the Villa Patrizi (1718-1725) and the Palazzo de Carolis (1720). As a painter, Pannini is best known for his vistas of Rome, in which he took a particular interest in the city's antiquities.   more from wikipedia »