Piero della Francesca Art

Piero della Francesca Art

Piero della Francesca (1420 - 1492), an Italian artist, one of the greatest artists of the Early Renaissance. To contemporaries, he was known as a mathematician and geometer as well as an artist, though now he is mainly appreciated for his art. His painting art is characterized by its serene humanism and its use of geometric forms, particularly in relation to perspective and foreshortening.

He appears to have studied art in Florence, but his career was spent in other cities, among them Rome, Urbino, Ferrara, Rimini, and Arezzo. He was strongly influenced by Masaccio and Domenico Veneziano. His solid, rounded figures are derived from Masaccio, while from Domenico he absorbed a predilection for delicate colors and scenes bathed in cool, clear daylight. To these influences he added an innate sense of order and clarity. He wrote treatises on solid geometry and on perspective, and his works reflect these interests. He conceived of the human figure as a volume in space, and the outlines of his subjects have the grace, abstraction, and precision of geometric drawings.

Almost all of Piero's works are religious in nature - primarily altarpieces and church frescoes. The undisputed high point of his career was the series of large frescoes Legend of the True Cross, done for the Church of San Francesco in Arezzo, in which he presents scenes of astonishing beauty, with silent, stately figures fixed in clear, crystalline space. These frescoes are characterized by broad contrasts - both in subject matter and in treatment - that create a powerful effect of grandeur.

Perspective and geometry figure both prominently and subtly in all Piero's works. He liked to organise large, plain masses of color in patterns which suggest an underlying geometrical scheme. That gives his paintings the unfinished look which moderns like. He made a positive virtue of the light palette which the use of old painting methods forced on artists. There are always large areas of white or near-white in his works, the skies are big, light and sunny, and this pleasing radiance, combined with the absence of meticulous clutter, makes his paintings enormously attractive to our eyes.

Piero's artistic work became a milestone in the development of art and an essential benchmark for his successors. The monumental quality of his figures, the perspectival construction of the pictorial space and the spiritual calm of his compositions led, throughout Italy, to the final surmounting of the Gothic style and prepared the way for the soaring artistic achievements of High Renaissance in Italy at the beginning of the 16th century.

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Contents

  1. St. Jerome and a Donor, 1450
  2. The Penance of St. Jerome, 1450
  3. Sigismondo Malatesta before St. Sigismund, 1451
  4. Adoration of the Holy Wood (Detail 2), 1452
  5. Meeting of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (Detail 3), 1452
  6. St. Julian, 1458
  7. Baptism of Christ, 1460
  8. Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, 1460
  9. St. Louis of Toulouse, 1460
  10. Resurrection, 1463
  11. Resurrection (Detail 2), 1463
  12. Resurrection (Detail), 1463
  13. Polyptych of Misericordia, Crucifixion, 1464
  14. Polyptych of Misericordia, Madonna of Mercy, 1464
  15. Polyptych of Misericordia, St. John the Evangelist and St. Bernardine of Siena, 1464
  16. Polyptych of Misericordia, St. Sebastian and St. John the Baptist, 1464
  17. Madonna del Parto, 1465
  18. Madonna del Parto (Detail 2), 1465
  19. Madonna del Parto (Detail), 1465
  20. Annunciation, 1466
  21. Annunciation (Detail), 1466
  22. Battle between Constantine and Maxentius (Detail), 1466
  23. Battle between Constantine and Maxentius (Left), 1466
  24. Battle between Constantine and Maxentius (Right), 1466
  25. Battle between Heraclius and Chosroes (Detail 2), 1466
  26. Battle between Heraclius and Chosroes (Detail 3), 1466
  27. Battle between Heraclius and Chosroes (Detail 4), 1466
  28. Battle between Heraclius and Chosroes (Detail 5), 1466
  29. Battle between Heraclius and Chosroes (Detail 6), 1466
  30. Battle between Heraclius and Chosroes (Detail 7), 1466
  31. Battle between Heraclius and Chosroes (Detail), 1466
  32. Battle between Heraclius and Chosroes (Left), 1466
  33. Battle between Heraclius and Chosroes (Right), 1466
  34. Burial of the Wood, 1466
  35. Constantine's Dream, 1466
  36. Constantine's Dream (Detail 2), 1466
  37. Constantine's Dream (Detail), 1466
  38. Death of Adam (Detail), 1466
  39. Death of Adam (Left), 1466
  40. Death of Adam (Right), 1466
  41. Defeat of the King, 1466
  42. Discovery and Proof of True Cross (Detail 2), 1466
  43. Discovery and Proof of True Cross (Detail 3), 1466
  44. Discovery and Proof of True Cross (Detail 4), 1466
  45. Discovery and Proof of True Cross (Detail 5), 1466
  46. Discovery and Proof of True Cross (Detail 6), 1466
  47. Discovery and Proof of True Cross (Detail 7), 1466
  48. Discovery and Proof of True Cross (Detail 8), 1466
  49. Discovery and Proof of True Cross (Detail 9), 1466
  50. Discovery and Proof of True Cross (Detail), 1466
  51. Discovery and Proof of True Cross (Left), 1466
  52. Discovery and Proof of True Cross (Right), 1466
  53. Exaltation of the Cross, 1466
  54. Exaltation of the Cross (Detail 2), 1466
  55. Exaltation of the Cross (Detail 3), 1466
  56. Exaltation of the Cross (Detail), 1466
  57. St. Mary Magdalene, 1466
  58. The Prophet, 1466
  59. The Prophet 2, 1466
  60. The Queen of Sheba in Adoration of the Wood and the Meeting of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (Detail 2), 1466
  61. The Queen of Sheba in Adoration of the Wood and the Meeting of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (Detail 3), 1466
  62. The Queen of Sheba in Adoration of the Wood and the Meeting of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (Detail 4), 1466
  63. The Queen of Sheba in Adoration of the Wood and the Meeting of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (Detail 5), 1466
  64. The Queen of Sheba in Adoration of the Wood and the Meeting of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (Detail 6), 1466
  65. The Queen of Sheba in Adoration of the Wood and the Meeting of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (Detail), 1466
  66. The Queen of Sheba in Adoration of the Wood and the Meeting of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (Left), 1466
  67. The Queen of Sheba in Adoration of the Wood and the Meeting of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (Right), 1466
  68. Torment of the Jew, 1466
  69. Torment of the Jew (Detail), 1466
  70. Archangel Michael, 1469
  71. Augustinian Saint, 1469
  72. Polyptych of St. Augustine, St. Nicholas of Tolentino, 1469
  73. St. Augustine, 1469
  74. St. John the Evangelist, 1469
  75. St. Monica, 1469
  76. Flagellation, 1470
  77. Flagellation (Detail 2), 1470
  78. Flagellation (Detail), 1470
  79. Polyptych of Sant'Antonio, Madonna and Child, 1470
  80. Polyptych of Sant'Antonio, Miracle of Sant'Antonio, 1470
  81. Polyptych of Sant'Antonio, Miracle of St. Elizabeth, 1470
  82. Polyptych of Sant'Antonio, St. Anthony of Padua and St. John the Baptist, 1470
  83. Polyptych of Sant'Antonio, St. Francis and St. Elizabeth, 1470
  84. Polyptych of Sant'Antonio, Stigmatization of St. Francis, 1470
  85. Allegorical Triumph of Battista Sforza, 1472
  86. Allegorical Triumph of Federico da Montefeltro, 1472
  87. Diptych Portrait of Battista Sforza, 1472
  88. Diptych Portrait of Federico da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino, 1472
  89. Madonna and Child with Saints (Montefeltro Altarpiece), 1474
  90. Montefeltro Altarpiece (Detail 2), 1474
  91. Palo Montefeltro (The Madonna with Childs, Angels, Saints and Federico da Montefeltro) (Detail), 1474
  92. Madonna and Child Enthroned with Four Angels, 1475
  93. Madonna of Senigallia (Madonna and Child), 1485
  94. The Nativity, 1485
  95. The Nativity (Detail), 1485

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