Piero Della Francesca Biography and Artwork

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

Artwork Name Year Medium
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
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