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The Resurrection of Christ by Piero della Francesca Italian Painter


The Resurrection of Christ by Piero della Francesca
The Resurrection of Christ by Piero della Francesca

The Resurrection of Christ by Piero della Francesca Italian Painter


"Piero della Francesca harnessed mathematical theory and geometry, combining them with Renaissance Humanism, to create some of the most arresting religious paintings of the early Renaissance. His use of linear perspective and foreshortening brought biblical scenes and legends to life, and his emulation of classical figures and compositions lends his paintings stability and gravitas even if their subjects are often mysterious.

Now celebrated as one of the most important Italian painters of the quattrocento (15th century), Piero della Francesca languished in obscurity for several centuries. While he did not inspire many artists during the Renaissance, the quiet grandeur and precision of his paintings spoke to a host of 20th-century avant-garde artists from Georges Seurat and Giorgio de Chirico to Balthus and Philip Guston..." from the article: Piero della Francesca Italian Painter


A Renaissance masterpiece nearly lost in war: Piero della Francesca, The Resurrection

Video from Smarthistory


"Piero della Francesca, The Resurrection, c. 1470 (fresco, 225 x 200 cm (Museo Civico, Sansepolcro, Italy). A conversation with Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris

This video (and Smarthistory's ARCHES series) has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this video do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities." from the video introduction


Machtelt Israëls: "Piero at Home: The Art of Piero della Francesca"


"During the early Renaissance, Piero della Francesca's artistic talents were highly sought after by patrons across the Italian peninsula but nowhere more so than in his hometown of Borgo San Sepolcro. This lecture will explore how Piero gradually transformed the art of painting by applying his pioneering pictorial imagination to the challenge of three gothic polyptychs and by introducing Renaissance format paintings into the domestic interior with his Virgin and Child Enthroned with Four Angels (featured in the exhibition) and Nativity of Christ (The National Gallery, London). The latter work will be discussed in the context of architectural and pictorial decoration designed by Piero for his family's private palazzo.

Location: The Frick Collection, New York, NY

Event Date: 02.13.13

Speaker: Machtelt Israëls" from the video introduction



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