Piero Della Francesca

Author: Pietro Allegretti
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847828104
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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
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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: Judith Veronica Field
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300103427
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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.

Piero Della Francesca

Author: James R. Banker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199609314
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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.

A Childhood Memory By Piero Della Francesca

Author: Hubert Damisch
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804734424
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Piero della Francesca's Madonna del Parto, a celebrated fifteenth-century Tuscan fresco in which the Virgin gestures to her partially open dress and her pregnant womb, is highly unusual in its iconography. Hubert Damisch undertakes an anthropological and historical analysis of an artwork he constructs as a childhood dream of one of humanity's oldest preoccupations, the mysteries of our origins, of our conception and birth. At once parodying and paying homage to Freud's seminal essay on Leonardo da Vinci, Damisch uses Piero's enigmatic painting to narrate our archaic memories. He shows that we must return to Freud because work in psychoanalysis and art has not solved the problem of what is being analyzed: in the triangle of author, work, and audience, where is the psychoanalytic component located?

Piero Della Francesca

Author: Marilyn Aronberg Lavin
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
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The Piero Della Francesca Trail

Author: Sir John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781892145130
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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 Enigma Of Piero

Author: Carlo Ginzburg
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859843789
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Looks at the paintings of Piero della Francesca, including the "Baptism of Christ" and the Arezzo Cycle, and provides insight into the lives of patrons and the intriques found in the paintings.

The Culture Of San Sepolcro During The Youth Of Piero Della Francesca

Author: James R. Banker
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472113019
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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.