Shirley Smith

Renaissance Art Historian

Tel. +44 (0)1728 638 271

Email. shirleypamsmith@gmail.com

Address.

The Garden House, Bruisyard,

Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 2ED

The Art of Piero della Francesca: The Light of the North Meets the Logic of the South

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Piero della Francesca is one of the most enigmatic artists of the 15th century. His grave solid figures set in a timeless landscape and lit by a clear light, encapsulate the harmony of man and his world that lay at the heart of Italian Renaissance thought. But in effect his paintings are a perfect fusion of the art of the North and that of the South, of light and logic, which reflect his native countryside whilst yet conveying a spirituality that reaches out over time and boundaries. Whether working in the service of the Church or private patrons, his paintings radiate a serenity which transcends time.

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Piero della Francesca Baptism of Christ 1448-50.

Image source: Web Gallery of Art