Piero della Francesca


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Pie·ro del·la Fran·ce·sca

 (pyâr′ō dĕl′ə frăn-chĕs′kə, frän-) 1420?-1492.
Italian painter of the quattrocento whose works, including the fresco cycle Legend of the True Cross (1452-1459), show a mastery of geometric perspective.

Piero della Francesca

(Italian ˈpjɛːro ˌdɛlla franˈtʃeska)
n
(Biography) ?1420–92, Italian painter, noted particularly for his frescoes of the Legend of the True Cross in San Francesco, Arezzo

Pie•ro del•la Fran•ce•sca

(piˈɛər oʊ ˈdɛl ə frænˈtʃɛs kə, frɑn-)

n.
(Piero de' Franceschi), Francesca, Piero della.
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This area of Italy, in and around the Valtiberina, was also the birthplace of Michelangelo, Raphael, Piero della Francesca and Luca Signorelli.
The blend of monumentality, order, and depth, as well as the play of perspectival diagonal lines, three staggered circles, and a central cutout square, lead us into a habitable space, a perfect optical corridor that could belong to a painting by Piero della Francesca or to a room by James Turrell, a space for completion without ornament.
Arezzo is known throughout the world for its masterpieces, such as the frescoes by Piero della Francesca, but also for its traditional precious metal production, dating back to the ancient Etruscans.
This applied most certainly to Piero della Francesca in America, which was held in the oval room of the Frick.
He demonstrates an exceptional electicism and a big diversity, as also evidenced by his female figurative compositions, "female cenacles" which, while paying tribute to Giotto and Piero della Francesca by their silent and hieratic figures and clear geometric forms, however, are impregnated with such a modernism that corrodes traditional iconography.
To be able to see (until 19 May 2013) six of the seven works of Piero della Francesca in the Frick Museum in New York City is a revelation.
Piero della Francesca used his skills as an artist a mathematician to paint this fresco of the resurrection.
Researchers from the University of L'Aquila, the University of Verona, and Italy's National Institute of Optics in Florence successfully demonstrated the TQR system on two famous works of art: the Zavattari frescos in the Chapel of Theodelinda and "The Resurrection" by the Italian Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca.
Caravaggio, Piero della Francesca, Rembrandt and Goya are also represented.
Similar to medieval mystery plays, the three "sacred representations" presented in this side-by-side Italian-English translation were written in Florence from the mid-15th to the early 16th centuries, the same moment, as the translator notes, as Donatello, Masaccio, Piero della Francesca and others were transforming the visual arts.
Some particular highlights include works by Piero Della Francesca (see review p12).
Arezzo, Italy, famous as the birthplace of the italian poet Petrarch and the Renaissance painter Piero della Francesca, now counts the University of Oklahoma among its residents.