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Largely neglected for the four centuries after his death the fifteenth century Italian artist Piero della Francesca is now seen to embody the fullest expression of the Renaissance perspective painter raising him to an artistic stature comparable with that of Leonardo da Vinci and MichelangeloBut who was Piero and how did he become the person and artist that he was? Until now in spite of the great interest in his work these questions have remained largely unanswered Piero della Francesca Artist and Man puts that situation right integrating the story of Pieros artistic and mathematical achievements with the full chronicle of his life for the first time Fortified by the discovery of over one hundred previously unknown documents most unearthed by the author himselfJames R Banker at last brings this fascinating Renaissance enigma to lifeThe book presents us with Pieros friends family and collaborators all set against the social background of the various cities and courts in which he lived from the Tuscan commune of Sansepolcro in which he grew up to Renaissance Florence Ferrara Ancona Rimini Rome Arezzo and Urbino and eventually back to his home town for the final years of his life As Banker shows the cultural contexts in which Piero lived are crucial for understanding both the man and his paintingsFrom early masterpieces such as the Baptism of Christ through to later Flemish influenced works such as the Nativity we gain a fascinating insight into how Pieros art developed over time alongside his growing achievements in geometry in the later decades of his life Along the way the book addresses some persistent myths about this apparently most elusive of artists As well as establishing a convincing case to clear up the long controversy over the year of Pieros birththere are also answers to some big questions about the date of some of his major works and a persuasive new interpretation of the much debated Flagellation of ChristThis book is for all those who wish to know about the development of Piero as man artist and scholar rather than simply to see him through a series of isolated great works What emerges is a thoroughly intriguing Renaissance individual firmly embedded in his social milieu but forging an historic identity through his profound artistic and mathematical achievements.

report epub issue book Report an pdf Report an issue PDF/EPUBLargely neglected for the four centuries after his death the fifteenth century Italian artist Piero della Francesca is now seen to embody the fullest expression of the Renaissance perspective painter raising him to an artistic stature comparable with that of Leonardo da Vinci and MichelangeloBut who was Piero and how did he become the person and artist that he was? Until now in spite of the great interest in his work these questions have remained largely unanswered Piero della Francesca Artist and Man puts that situation right integrating the story of Pieros artistic and mathematical achievements with the full chronicle of his life for the first time Fortified by the discovery of over one hundred previously unknown documents most unearthed by the author himselfJames R Banker at last brings this fascinating Renaissance enigma to lifeThe book presents us with Pieros friends family and collaborators all set against the social background of the various cities and courts in which he lived from the Tuscan commune of Sansepolcro in which he grew up to Renaissance Florence Ferrara Ancona Rimini Rome Arezzo and Urbino and eventually back to his home town for the final years of his life As Banker shows the cultural contexts in which Piero lived are crucial for understanding both the man and his paintingsFrom early masterpieces such as the Baptism of Christ through to later Flemish influenced works such as the Nativity we gain a fascinating insight into how Pieros art developed over time alongside his growing achievements in geometry in the later decades of his life Along the way the book addresses some persistent myths about this apparently most elusive of artists As well as establishing a convincing case to clear up the long controversy over the year of Pieros birththere are also answers to some big questions about the date of some of his major works and a persuasive new interpretation of the much debated Flagellation of ChristThis book is for all those who wish to know about the development of Piero as man artist and scholar rather than simply to see him through a series of isolated great works What emerges is a thoroughly intriguing Renaissance individual firmly embedded in his social milieu but forging an historic identity through his profound artistic and mathematical achievements.

➱ [Read] ➬ Report an issue By James R. Banker ➼ – Izmirescort.pro Largely neglected for the four centuries after his death the fifteenth century Italian artist Piero della Francesca is now seen to embody the fullest expression of the Renaissance perspective painter Largely neglected for the four centuries after his death the fifteenth century Italian artist Piero della Francesca is now seen to embody the fullest expression of the Renaissance perspective painter raising him to an artistic stature comparable with that of Leonardo da Vinci and MichelangeloBut who was Piero and how did he become the person and artist that he was? Until now in spite of the great interest in his work these questions have remained largely unanswered Piero della Francesca Artist and Man puts that situation right integrating the story of Pieros artistic and mathematical achievements with the full chronicle of his life for the first time Fortified by the discovery of over one hundred previously unknown documents most unearthed by the author himselfJames R Banker at last brings this fascinating Renaissance enigma to lifeThe book presents us with Pieros friends family and collaborators all set against the social background of the various cities and courts in which he lived from the Tuscan commune of Sansepolcro in which he grew up to Renaissance Florence Ferrara Ancona Rimini Rome Arezzo and Urbino and eventually back to his home town for the final years of his life As Banker shows the cultural contexts in which Piero lived are crucial for understanding both the man and his paintingsFrom early masterpieces such as the Baptism of Christ through to later Flemish influenced works such as the Nativity we gain a fascinating insight into how Pieros art developed over time alongside his growing achievements in geometry in the later decades of his life Along the way the book addresses some persistent myths about this apparently most elusive of artists As well as establishing a convincing case to clear up the long controversy over the year of Pieros birththere are also answers to some big questions about the date of some of his major works and a persuasive new interpretation of the much debated Flagellation of ChristThis book is for all those who wish to know about the development of Piero as man artist and scholar rather than simply to see him through a series of isolated great works What emerges is a thoroughly intriguing Renaissance individual firmly embedded in his social milieu but forging an historic identity through his profound artistic and mathematical achievements.

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