Piero Della Francesca

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Piero Della Francesca

Born: Umbria, Italy 1415Died: October 12, 1492 in Sansepolcro, ItalyParents: Romana Monterchi and Benedetto de FranceschiSpouse: Never married; no kidsSkills: (extraordinary) painter, geometrician (works with shapes), and mathematician

Piero Della Francesca

The Flagellation of Christ (1452)• Three figures in front pay no attention to the event taking place behind them• Piero uses linear perspective (lines show how far apart people and objects can be in drawing)

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• Was an Italian Renaissance painter who based paintings off of humanism, geometric forms/shapes, and perspectives (illustrating 3D objects onto a 2D format)• Pope Nicholas V called on Piero to complete Frescoes (art where colors are mized with water) in Papal Capital (Rome)• Influenced the Italian Renaissance during late 15th century with dynamic art (his fresco style art still intrigues us today)• Made many scientific contributions: In 1497 he was described as “the monarch of our times of painting and architecture”

The Resurrection (1463)• Painted for Palazzo della Residenza in town of Sansepolcro (region of Italy)• Portrait shows Jesus' ressurection• Soldiers are sleeping to show the relation between death and man• Trees flourish on right while trees wither on left to show the restoration of man through the resurrection• Piero included his self portrait in painting

• Inspired by many artists and matematicians• Piero published three books on mathematics and geometry; covering the topics of algebra, geometry, and arithmetic• Wealth from father (leather and wool merchant who owned land and property) guaranteed Piero education• Documents show that he wrote mathematic books in Italian (not Latin) showing he did not stay in school long

The Baptism of Christ (1450)• Shows Christ being baptised by John• Dove symbolizes Holy Spirit• Uses Geometry and (once again) linear perspective

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