Piero della Francesca

One of the Greatest Painters Of All Time

 1418-  1492

Early Italian Renaissance Painter

Artistically and stylistically influenced by the following painters - Simone Martini, Giotto BondonePaolo Veneziano, Taddeo di BartoloAndrea del Verrocchio and  Donatello

Cause of Death - Old Age

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Piero della Francesca was one of the most innovative 15th century Italian artists, a pioneer of the Italian Renaissance who had considerable influence in the development of Italian art. He was born in the little town of Borgo San Sepolco, in 1420. His father was a prosperous businessman and importer, and Piero's early accomplishments imply that he was very well-read. Aside from his skill with a paint brush he was also a fascinated with mathematic with a intense curiosity in geometry. Francesca pioneered the use of perspective in early Renaissance painting and later in his career published five mathematical treatises.

 

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 Richard Muther, The History of Painting, Henry and Co., London, 1896

Thomas Krienckle, The Historical Writings of the Renaissance, Billinger Publishing, 1832

 

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