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Piero Della Francesca

Artist and Man

Author: James R. Banker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199609314

Category: Art

Page: 276

View: 1756

The fifteenth century Italian artist Piero della Francesca is now seen to embody the fullest expression of the Renaissance perspective painter. Yet until now we have known very little about Piero the man, and his biography has remained something of an enigma. This book puts that situation right, bringing together the story of Piero's artistic and mathematical achievements with the story of his life for the first time. Fortified by the discovery of over one hundredpreviously unknown documents, most unearthed by the author himself, James R. Banker at last brings this fascinating Renaissance enigma to life.

Piero's Light

In Search of Piero della Francesca: A Renaissance Painter and the Revolution in Art, Science and Religion

Author: Larry Witham

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480447668

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 439

An innovative painter in the early generation of Renaissance artists, Piero dell Francesca was also an expert on religious topics and a mathematician who wanted to use perspective and geometry to make painting a “true science.” Although only sixteen of Piero’s works survive, few art historians doubt his importance in the Renaissance. A 1992 conference of international experts meeting at the National Gallery of Art deemed Piero “one of the most highly regarded painters of the early Renaissance, and one of the most respected artists of all time.” In recent years, the quest for Piero has continued among intrepid scholars, and Piero’s Light uncovers the life of this remarkable artistic revolutionary and enduring legacy of the Italian Renaissance.

Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters

Author: Christiansen, Keith

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0300199465

Category: Art

Page: 98

View: 7104

Prominent Renaissance scholars reveal new insights into Piero’s life and work based on a study of his exquisite small panel paintings.

The Piero Della Francesca Trail

Author: Sir John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781892145130

Category: Art

Page: 83

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Thousands of travelers visit Tuscany and Umbria each year to follow the Piero della Francesca Trail. John Pope-Hennessy examines each work of Piero della Francesca. Included is Aldous Huxley's essay "The Best Picture, " which inspired Pope-Hennessy to seek out these paintings and frescoes. 56 photos.

The Realism of Piero della Francesca

Author: Joost Keizer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317018249

Category: Art

Page: 154

View: 1804

The fifteenth-century Italian artist Piero della Francesca painted a familiar world. Roads wind through hilly landscapes, run past farms, sheds, barns, and villages. This is the world in which Piero lived. At the same time, Piero’s paintings depict a world that is distant. The subjects of his pictures are often Christian and that means that their setting is the Holy Land, a place Piero had never visited. The Realism of Piero della Francesca studies this paradoxical aspect of Piero’s art. It tells the story of an artist who could think of the local churches, palaces, and landscapes in and around his hometown of Sansepolcro as miraculously built replicas of the monuments of Jerusalem. Piero’s application of perspective, to which he devoted a long treatise, was meant to convince his contemporaries that his paintings report on things that Piero actually observed. Piero’s methodical way of painting seems to have offered no room for his own fantasy. His art looks deliberately styleless. This book uncovers a world in which painting needed to validate itself by cultivating the illusion that it reported on things observed instead of things imagined by the artist. Piero’s painting claimed truth in a world of increasing uncertainties.

Piero Della Francesca

A Mathematician's Art

Author: Judith Veronica Field,Piero

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300103427

Category: Art

Page: 420

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Piero della Francesca, one of the greatest painters of the fifteenth century, was also an accomplished mathematician. This book--the first combined study of Piero’s work as a mathematician and as a painter--explores the connections between these two activities and thus enhances our understanding of both his paintings and his writings. J. V. Field begins by describing Piero’s education, family background, and training as a painter. The book then examines the strong sense of three-dimensional form shown in his art and the abstract solid geometry discussed in his writings. Field next considers Piero’s treatise on perspective and paintings that exemplify the prescriptions it provides and assesses the optical or pictorial "rules” Piero followed as a painter. Piero is identified as a figure of some intellectual weight--as a learned craftsman. The book concludes by considering the historical significance of the tradition to which he belonged and its connections with the Scientific Revolution.

The Culture of San Sepolcro During the Youth of Piero Della Francesca

Author: James R. Banker

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472113019

Category: Art

Page: 277

View: 2465

The life and influence of Piero della Francesca form the focus of this book, rather than his artworks. James Banker recreates life in the small Tuscan town of San Sepolcro, Piero's birthplace, in the early 15th century arguing that it was the culture, religion and socio-political environment of this town that had the most profound effect on the artist and his work. Banker searches unpublished archival material, notarial contracts and a number of other social and legal exchanges, to explore the realms of education, authority, political change, artisans and patrons in San Sepolcro as well as examining the influence of Piero's family on their famous and talented son.

Piero della Francesca

Author: Marilyn Aronberg Lavin

Publisher: Phaidon Inc Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 351

View: 5958

Presents a critical analysis of the works of the fifteenth-century Italian artist.

Piero della Francesca

the legend of the true Cross in the Church of San Francesco, Arezzo

Author: Carlo Bertelli,Anna Maria Maetzke,Marilyn Aronberg Lavin

Publisher: Skira - Berenice

ISBN: 9788884910233

Category: Art

Page: 278

View: 1486

A breath- taking view of Piero della Francesca's frescoes of The Legend of the True Cross, the pictorial cycle painted by the artist in the basilica of San Francesco in Arezzo and known throughout the world as one of the greatest masterpieces of all time, shown for the first time after the long restoration. The book presents for the first time the entire cycle of frescoes after the complex job of restoration documenting in detail each scene with spectacular close- up images. Recent restorations have infact made possible to evaluate on a closer basis the techniques used in the execution of the frescoes as well as the method with which the artist worked. The sense of harmony that spectator derives from the perfect co- ordination of attitudes, gestures and anatomy in every single scene, must have been the result of an exceedingly lengthy phase of study through preparatory sketches and drawings readied for each individual figure, done in such a way that each one occupies its own space, geometrically measurable, in careful relation to all the others, with a view to creating a scene with a powerful sense of illusion in which the miracle of light that reveals all offers a precise perception of the true and the natural. Fifteen long years to repair, recover and safeguard the fascinating stories that Piero painted in the mid- 15th century to illustrate the major episodes of the Legend of the True Cross, an iconographic theme quite widespread from the time of the Crusades up to the Renaissance and especially dear to the Franciscan friars.

Euan Uglow

The Complete Paintings : Catalogue Raisonné

Author: Catherine Lampert,Richard Kendall,Euan Uglow

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300123493

Category: Art

Page: 244

View: 1362

“I am trying to find out why a subject does look so marvelous, and trying to make that sensation manifest on a flat surface.”—Euan Uglow

Piero Della Francesca

Author: Pietro Allegretti

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847828104

Category: Art

Page: 175

View: 4280

The Rizzoli Art Classics series brings you Piero della Francesca, Titian, Caravaggio, and Velázquez, all in beautifully illustrated monographs, offering high-quality reproductions in compact, accessible volumes. These books feature a literary introduction by a renowned art historian, a thoroughly researched essay, and captions describing the artist's most famous canvases. A useful appendix section includes an extensive chronology of the artist's life and important historical events of his time; a compilation of writings by well-known historians, insight into each painter's stylistic development; a geographical table detailing the location of each painting in the book; and a concise bibliography with suggested further readings.With authoritative text by leading art historians, these lavishly illustrated editions provide fresh insight into the art and lives of some of the most fascinating artists in the history of painting.

The Realism of Piero della Francesca

Author: Joost Keizer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317018249

Category: Art

Page: 154

View: 2850

The fifteenth-century Italian artist Piero della Francesca painted a familiar world. Roads wind through hilly landscapes, run past farms, sheds, barns, and villages. This is the world in which Piero lived. At the same time, Piero’s paintings depict a world that is distant. The subjects of his pictures are often Christian and that means that their setting is the Holy Land, a place Piero had never visited. The Realism of Piero della Francesca studies this paradoxical aspect of Piero’s art. It tells the story of an artist who could think of the local churches, palaces, and landscapes in and around his hometown of Sansepolcro as miraculously built replicas of the monuments of Jerusalem. Piero’s application of perspective, to which he devoted a long treatise, was meant to convince his contemporaries that his paintings report on things that Piero actually observed. Piero’s methodical way of painting seems to have offered no room for his own fantasy. His art looks deliberately styleless. This book uncovers a world in which painting needed to validate itself by cultivating the illusion that it reported on things observed instead of things imagined by the artist. Piero’s painting claimed truth in a world of increasing uncertainties.

Piero Della Francesca

Author: Anna Maria Maetzke,Piero (della Francesca)

Publisher: Silvana Editoriale

ISBN: 9788836624638

Category: Art

Page: 239

View: 1796

Presents a brief overview of the life of the Italian artist and offers an interpretation of his works.

Solitudo

Spaces and Places of Solitude in Late Medieval and Early Modern Cultures

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004367438

Category: Art

Page: 604

View: 1576

This book examines the ways in which spaces and places of solitude were conceived of, imagined, and represented in the late medieval and early modern periods. It explores the spatial, material, and affective dimensions of solitude, which have so far received only scant scholarly attention.

The Life of Raphael

Author: Giorgio Vasari

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606065637

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 3006

Giorgio Vasari, Florentine painter and architect, friend of Michelangelo and intimate of the Medici, is best known for his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects, published in 1550 and in an enlarged edition in 1568. With more than two hundred biographies, it has for centuries been recognized as a seminal text in art history and one of the most important sources on the Italian Renaissance. It is to Vasari that we owe much of our knowledge of Raphael (1483–1520), who in his day was considered perhaps the greatest painter of all time. Rich in colorful anecdotes, The Life of Raphael is important for its sustained attention to the range of Raphael’s art, whose chronology and development Vasari describes in detail, together with the painter’s ample love life and spectacular social career. It also pays attention, unprecedented for its time, to theoretical issues. This edition, introduced by the scholar Jill Burke, includes thirty pages of color illustrations covering the entire span of Raphael’s oeuvre.

Piero Di Cosimo

The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence

Author: Gretchen A. Hirschauer,Dennis Geronimus,Virginia Brilliant,David Franklin,Alison Luchs,Elizabeth Walmsley

Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers

ISBN: 9781848221734

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 7968

Born in 1462, an auspicious time for hopeful young painters in Renaissance Florence, Piero di Cosimo left the city's artistic landscape forever changed upon his death in 1522. The singular vision of this highly esteemed painter is beautifully presented in this important publication, which accompanies the first-ever retrospective of di Cosimo's astonishing career.

In the Age of Giorgione

Author: Simone Facchinetti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910350263

Category:

Page: 176

View: 5892

Venice in the early 16th century was Europe's undisputed capital of culture: home to some of the finest artists of the Italian Renaissance whose importance stretched far beyond the region. The first great painter to emerge was also the most mysterious. Little is known about Giorgio Barbarelli da Castelfranco, known as Giorgione (c. 1477-1510), and few works have been attributed to him with certainty, yet he painted what is considered the first landscape in Western art history and his influence was profoundly felt by contemporaries includ­ing Lorenzo Lotto, Palma il Vecchio, Sebastiano del Piombo, and Titian. This sumptuous volume brings together many of the works attributed to Giorgione, along with other masterpieces of the Venetian school, demonstrating the extraordinary richness of color and mood for which these artists were famed. Published to accompany a major exhibition, this book brings to life an extraordinary moment in art history.

Uffizi Gallery

Art, History, Collections

Author: Gloria Fossi

Publisher: Giunti Editore

ISBN: 9788809019447

Category: Art

Page: 335

View: 5592

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is one of the oldest and most famous art museums in the world. First commissioned as offices for the Florentine magistrates by Cosimo de Medici, it is now houses some of the world¿s most outstanding works of art. This superb volume offers a comprehensive, detailed, and informative look at the entire exhibited collection of the Gallery ¿ from masterpieces such as Botticelli¿s The Birth of Venus and Caravaggio¿s Medusa to many works of classical sculpture. The Uffizi Gallery also provides readers with an insightful look at the gallery¿s origins and history, as well as discussions about ongoing restoration efforts, and biographies of selected artists.

Patterns of Intention

On the Historical Explanation of Pictures

Author: Michael Baxandall

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300037630

Category: Art

Page: 147

View: 3737

Defines and explains various concepts regarding the painter's intentions in order to provide a basis for understanding of a work of art

Piero's Light

In Search of Piero della Francesca: A Renaissance Painter and the Revolution in Art, Science and Religion

Author: Larry Witham

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480447668

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 1297

An innovative painter in the early generation of Renaissance artists, Piero dell Francesca was also an expert on religious topics and a mathematician who wanted to use perspective and geometry to make painting a “true science.” Although only sixteen of Piero’s works survive, few art historians doubt his importance in the Renaissance. A 1992 conference of international experts meeting at the National Gallery of Art deemed Piero “one of the most highly regarded painters of the early Renaissance, and one of the most respected artists of all time.” In recent years, the quest for Piero has continued among intrepid scholars, and Piero’s Light uncovers the life of this remarkable artistic revolutionary and enduring legacy of the Italian Renaissance.

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