Presentation on theme: "Piero della Francesca 1415-1492 Kevin J. Benoy. Piero della Francesca Piero was strongly influenced by such Florentines as Masaccio, Brunelleschi and."— Presentation transcript:
Piero della Francesca 1415-1492 Kevin J. Benoy
Piero della Francesca Piero was strongly influenced by such Florentines as Masaccio, Brunelleschi and Fra Angelico – but he was not well- regarded in that city. He was seen as old- fashioned and provincial. As a result he moved away from the city where he apprenticed. Painting detail – believed to be a self portrait
Piero della Francesca His faces are dignified but grave. This is seen clearly in his Flagellation. Despite the emotionally charged subject, his characters seem oddly detached.
Piero della Francesca His portraits all appear grave. This is clearly seen in his portrayal of Battista Sforza.
Piero della Francesca …and his wife.
Piero della Francesca …or of Sigismondo Malatesta.
Piero della Francesca Piero’s works are marked by a fanatical devotion to mathematical perspective.
Piero della Francesca His Ideal City is a wonderful example of mathematical precision… …yet it is totally devoid of life.
Piero della Francesca In later life, Piero abandoned painting in favour of writing and the study of geometry and applied mathematics. Pierro’s De quinque corporibus regularibus