Piero Della Francesca

Artist and Man

Author: James R. Banker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199609314

Category: Art

Page: 276

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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.
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Piero Della Francesca

The Flagellation

Author: Marilyn Aronberg Lavin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226469584

Category: Art

Page: 111

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"Lavin's study of the Pierro della Francesca "Flagellation" at Urbino, as befits this exquisite masterpiece, is a model of lucid and precise exposition as well as being an exciting exercise of scholarship. Informed with the intellectual rigour of Scholastic exegesis, it deserves to be placed with the classic readings of fifteenth and sixteenth century works by Erwin Panofsky and Edgar Wind."—Spectator "[Lavin] leaves the picture more wondrous than before, a simultaneous triumph of the theological and biographical, as well as pictorial, imagination."—Rackstraw Downes, New York Times Book Review
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The Realism of Piero della Francesca

Author: Joost Keizer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317018249

Category: Art

Page: 154

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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.
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Solitudo

Spaces and Places of Solitude in Late Medieval and Early Modern Cultures

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004367438

Category: Art

Page: 604

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This book examines the ways in which spaces and places of solitude were conceived of, imagined, and represented in the late medieval and early modern periods. It explores the spatial, material, and affective dimensions of solitude, which have so far received only scant scholarly attention.
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Piero Della Francesca

Author: Marco Bussagli

Publisher: Giunti Editore

ISBN: 9788809215597

Category: Art

Page: 50

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Nella presente edizione, interamente in inglese, si ripercorre la vicenda artistica del toscano Piero della Francesca (1415/1420-1492), ricostruendo la sua ricerca su luce, forma e proporzione. Piero si forma a Firenze alle scuole di Domenico Veneziano, del Beato Angelico e dell'Alberti. Al suo primo periodo appartengono il Battesimo di Cristo e il Polittico della Misericordia. Successivamente giungono i capolavori del ciclo di Arezzo e le opere eseguite ad Urbino, alla corte dei Montefeltro.
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Urbino

The Story of a Renaissance City

Author: June Osborne

Publisher: frances lincoln ltd

ISBN: 9780711220867

Category: History

Page: 208

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The city of Urbino is encircled by walls, it rises in layers - Roman, then medieval, and then the crowning achievement of the Renaissance. This work considers many of its qualities, from its evolution, through the Golden Age, leading to a consideration of its position since the Renaissance.
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Leonardo Da Vinci

The Marvellous Works of Nature and Man

Author: Martin Kemp

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019920778X

Category: Art

Page: 381

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A masterly account of the genius of Leonardo da Vinci and his vision of the world, generously illustrated throughout, presenting a fully integrated picture of Leonardo's art, science, and thought.
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A World History of Art

Author: Hugh Honour,John Fleming

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694513

Category: Art

Page: 936

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Expanded to include the latest discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the most recent developments in non-Western and modern art, this is an up-to-date and wide ranging history of art.
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A Childhood Memory by Piero Della Francesca

Author: Hubert Damisch

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804734424

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 113

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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?
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