I’ve made myself a Kindle screensaver out of Piranesi’s Carceri d’Invenzione — etchings of imaginary prisons — and I thought I might as well share them. I think they’re pretty awesome, myself.
ETA: I am told these work equally well for the nook.
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Thanks very much for the screen savers!! Have you looked at Echer’s stuff? Also very good.
I suspect Escher was influenced by Piranesi. I like Piranesi better, partially on a purely aesthetic level, and partially because Escher’s work seems to be more about cleverness where Piranesi’s is more about atmosphere.
Thank you for this stuff :)
Btw, those pictures inspired me to create a Gustave Doré set. In case you’re interested: http://blog.ich-wars-nicht.ch/2010/10/gustave-dore-free-kindle-screensaver-images/
I saw! I like them a lot, and I might download them for wen I get tired of my Piranesi set. :)
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