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Paolo Uccello (born Paolo di Dono, 1397 - December 10, 1475) was an Italian painter who was notable for his pioneering work on visual perspective in art. Giorgio Vasari in his book Lives of the Artists wrote that Uccello was obsessed by his interest in perspective and would stay up all night in his study trying to grasp the exact vanishing point. He used perspective in order to create a feeling of depth in his paintings and not, as his contemporaries, to narrate different or succeeding stories.

His best known works are the three paintings representing the battle of San Romano (for a long time these were wrongly entitled the "Battle of Sant' Egidio of 1416"). Paolo worked in the Late Gothic tradition, and emphasized colour and pageantry rather than the Classical realism that other artists were pioneering. His style is best described as idiosyncratic, and he left no school of followers. He has had some influence on twentieth century art (including the New Zealand painter Melvin Day) and literary criticism. (From Wikipedia)

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St. George and the Dragon c. 1456 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
St. George and the Dragon c. 1456
Battle of San Romano (Battaglia di San Romano) - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Battle of San Romano (Battaglia di San Romano)
Crucifixion 1460-65 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Crucifixion 1460-65
Miracle of the Desecrated Host (Scene 1) 1465-69 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Miracle of the Desecrated Host (Scene 1) 1465-69
Bernardino della Ciarda Thrown Off His Horse - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Bernardino della Ciarda Thrown Off His Horse
Hunt in the Forest - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Hunt in the Forest
Funerary Monument to Sir John Hawkwood 1436 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Funerary Monument to Sir John Hawkwood 1436
Flood And Waters Subsiding (detail) - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Flood And Waters Subsiding (detail)
The Hunt in the Forest (right half) 1460s - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
The Hunt in the Forest (right half) 1460s
Resurrection Of Christ - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Resurrection Of Christ
Niccolo da Tolentino Leads the Florentine Troops 1450s - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Niccolo da Tolentino Leads the Florentine Troops 1450s
Portrait of a Lady 1450s - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Portrait of a Lady 1450s
Adoration Of The Magi  (Quarate Predella Detail) - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Adoration Of The Magi (Quarate Predella Detail)
Miracle of the Desecrated Host (Scene 2) 1465-69 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Miracle of the Desecrated Host (Scene 2) 1465-69
Micheletto da Cotignola Engages in Battle 1450s - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Micheletto da Cotignola Engages in Battle 1450s
Creation Of Eve And Original Sin (detail) - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Creation Of Eve And Original Sin (detail)
The Hunt in the Forest 1460s - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
The Hunt in the Forest 1460s
Perspective Study 1430s - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Perspective Study 1430s
Bernardino della Ciarda Thrown Off His Horse (detail... - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Bernardino della Ciarda Thrown Off His Horse (detail...
Fortitude 1435 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Fortitude 1435
Portrait of a Young Man 1450s - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Portrait of a Young Man 1450s
Clock With Heads Of Prophets - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Clock With Heads Of Prophets
Flood and Waters Subsiding 1447-48 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Flood and Waters Subsiding 1447-48
Noah's Sacrifice and Noah's Drunkenness 1447-48 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Noah's Sacrifice and Noah's Drunkenness 1447-48
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