Piero della Francesca

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Piero della Francesca
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A sel-portrait, detail frae The Resurrection
Born 1415 (1415)[1]
Sansepolcro, Republic o Florence
Died 12 October 1492(1492-10-12) (aged 77)
Sansepolcro, Republic o Florence
Naitionality Italian
Kent for Pentin, Fresco
Notable wirk(s) The Baptism o Christ
Flagellation o Christ
Brera Madonna
Muivement Early Renaissance

Piero della Francesca (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpjɛːro della franˈtʃeska] About this sound listen ; c. 1415[1] – 12 October 1492) wis an Italian penter o the Early Renaissance. As testified bi Giorgio Vasari in his Lives o the Maist Excellent Penters, Sculptors, an Airchitects, tae contemporaries he wis an aa kent as a mathematician an geometer. Nouadays Piero della Francesca is chiefly appreciatit for his airt. His pentin is chairacterised bi its serene humanism, its uise o geometric forms an perspective. His maist famous wark is the cycle o frescoes The History o the True Cross in the kirk o San Francesco in the Tuscan toun o Arezzo.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Turner, A. Richard (1976). "Piero della Francesca". In William D. Halsey. Collier's Encyclopedia. 19. New York: Macmillan Educational Corporation. pp. 40–42.