Piero della Francesca (1412-1492)

Piero della Francesca painted religious works that were simply serene and clear, as well as uniquely geometric in relation to perspective and foreshortening. Della Francesca was an Italian painter during the Italian Renaissance and additionally made advances in the fields of mathematics and geometry.

Della Fransesca was blessed with a privileged childhood and he was able to study with painters in and around Florence, where he could view the sculptures and paintings of the great masters, such as Donatello and Fra Angelico. Della Fransesca was especially talented in perspective; his paintings are noted for the care he took in painting backgrounds for his figuresDella Francesca s paintings consistently display his interest in the theoretical study of perspective and a contemplative approach to painting. After a solid career in painting that produced lasting images such as View of an Ideal City, della Francesca moved to innovative writing, publishing books on the subjects of solid geometry and perspective.

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