Piero's Light

Piero's Light

In Search of Piero Della Francesca : A Renaissance Painter and the Revolution in Art, Religion, and Science

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An innovative painter in the early generation of renaissance artists and one of the great enigmas of art history, Piero Della Francesca was also a knowledgable scholar on religious topics and a mathematician who wanted to use perspective and geometry to make painting a "true science." Piero lived in a tumultuous age of princes and popes, soldiers and schisms. A skilled geometer, he was also part of the philosophical revival of platonism, an ancient worldview that would shape our modern revolutions in art, religion, and science. In 'Piero's Light', Larry Witham presents Piero not only as a vivid character in his own time, but as an integral piece of our artistic legacy that takes us from past visions of belief, beauty, and knowledge to a secular age, a time when science is redefining our mental experiences. Although only sixteen of Piero's works survive, few art historians doubt his importance in the renaissance.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781605984940
1605984949
Branch Call Number: 921 Franc
Characteristics: xxiv, 354 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Piero della Francesca,1416?-1492

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