Piero della Francesca

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Piero della Francesca (c. 1420-1492 CE) was an Italian Renaissance artist whose paintings and frescoes are characterised by their solid figures, bright colours, and harmonious composition. His masterpieces include the painted panel the Flagellation of Christ, which was created c. 1455 CE for the Ducal Palace of Urbino, and his striking portrait of his chief patron the Duke of Urbino, Federico da Montefeltro (l. 1422-82 CE). Particularly interested in perspective and proportions, Piero della Francesca would influence the work of his own pupils like Pietro Perugino (c.‚ÄČ1450-1523 CE) and also later Renaissance art in general.

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  • c. 1420 - 1492
    Life of the Italian Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca.
  • 1452 - 1465
    The Italian Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca produces his cycle of frescoes on the Legend of the True Cross for the San Francesco church, Arezzo.
  • c. 1455
    The Italian Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca produces his painted panel the Flagellation of Christ.
  • c. 1459
    The Italian Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca paints frescoes in the Vatican libraries.
  • c. 1465
    The Italian Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca produces his fresco the Resurrection of Christ.
  • c. 1470
    The Italian Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca produces his portrait of the Duke of Urbino, Federico da Montefeltro.
  • c. 1472
    The Italian Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca produces his altarpiece Madonna with the Duke of Urbino as Donor.
  • c. 1474
    The Italian Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca writes his treatise On Perspective in Painting.
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