Piero della Francesca: a contemporary artist from 600 years ago!

Piero della Francesca, painter and mathematician, was amongst the most emblematic characters of the Italian Reinassance and he managed to blend art, geometry and rationality in a unique way. His Reinassance works of art, deeply influenced other artists, thanks to his constant quest for perspective and light. He was the first artist, 600 years ago, to apply maths and geometry to paintings.

Born in Sansepolcro (Arezzo province) in 1412, Piero della Fracesca worked in several cities, always keeping a strong link with his homeland.  In Arezzo it is possible to admire the famous “Leggenda della Vera Croce” frescoes in the Bacci Chapel and the Maria Maddalena in the Cathedral.

The Piero della Francesca itinerary in the province offers visits in Valtiberina, Sansepolcro and Monterchi, where you can admire many masterpieces from the artist.

Typical of Piero della Francesca’s works are the landscapes, which still today, in some areas, are identical to those painted by this great artist 6 centuries ago.



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