The life and works of a fundamental artist for the European Renaissance, rational soul of the Italian 1400s, who used compass and paintbrush to achieve absolute rigor and profound poetry.
Piero della Francesca (1416 circa – 1492) was familiar with the great art capitals, lived in Florence and Rome, but preferred the hills of the Apennines: Sansepolcro, Arezzo, the court of Urbino, the colors of Valtiberina and the duchy of Montefeltro are the settings for the work of the master, who embodies the spirit of humanism. The mind, freed of medieval constraints, becomes the center of a universe constructed on a “human scale”. Space, light, color, architecture and nature: Piero masterfully tames the image with an intellectual control that comes alive in a poetry that achieves the absolute.
The book offers an unusual concentration of information on the artist, with over 300 full-color illustrations.