Piero della Francesca was a renowned Renaissance painter, mathematician, and courtier who lived in Tuscany during the 15th century. He is widely regarded for his use of perspective and geometry in his paintings, which often depict religious themes with serene humanism.
Little is known about Piero’s early life, including his apprenticeships or art studies. However, it is clear that he was influenced by the Sienese school of painting in his early works. Later on, Piero developed a distinctive style characterized by cool color palettes and geometrical compositions.
Piero’s most famous work is the cycle of frescoes titled The History of the True Cross in the church of San Francesco in Arezzo. These frescoes are an excellent example of Piero’s mastery of perspective and mathematics, as he used precise calculations to create a harmonious composition that brings together figures from different times and spaces.
In addition to his artistic career, Piero was also accomplished in mathematics and geometry. His contributions to these fields included treatises on arithmetic, algebra, and geometry that were highly regarded by scholars at the time. Today, Piero’s works are still appreciated for their beauty as well as their technical accomplishments across both art history and mathematical history fields alike.
All Piero Della Francesca Artwork on Artchive
|Discovery And Proof Of The True Cross||c. 1466|
|Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta||1451||Oil And Tempera On Panel|
|Death Of Adam||c. 1466|
|St. Julian||c.1455||Fresco on Wall|
|Constantine's Dream||c. 1466||Fresco|
|Exaltation of the Cross||c. 1466|
|Left||1465-66||Tempera on panel|
|Montefeltro Altarpiece||1472||Tempera on Panel|
|Polyptych of Saint Augustine||1454||Oil and tempera on panel|
|Resurrection||c.1460||Fresco on Wall|
|The Baptism||1450||Tempera on Panel|
|The Flagellation||c.1445 - 1450||Tempera on Panel|
|The Queen of Sheba in adoration of the Wood||c. 1466|
|Battle between Heraclius and Chosroes||1458 - 1466||Fresco on Wall|
|Madonna del parto||c.1460||Fresco on Wall|
|Polyptych of the Misericordia||1445 - 1462||Oil on Panel,tempera|