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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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Five Famous Men c. 1450 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Five Famous Men c. 1450
Niccolò da Tolentino Leads the Florentine Troops (detail)... - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Niccolò da Tolentino Leads the Florentine Troops (detail)...
Miracle of the Desecrated Host (Scene 5) 1465-69 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Miracle of the Desecrated Host (Scene 5) 1465-69
Miracle of the Desecrated Host (Scene 6) 1465-69 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Miracle of the Desecrated Host (Scene 6) 1465-69
Birth Of Christ - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Birth Of Christ
Miracle of the Desecrated Host (Scene 3) 1465-69 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Miracle of the Desecrated Host (Scene 3) 1465-69
Micheletto Da Cotignola Engages In Battle (detail) - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Micheletto Da Cotignola Engages In Battle (detail)
Bernardino della Ciarda Thrown Off His Horse (detail... - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Bernardino della Ciarda Thrown Off His Horse (detail...
Head Of Prophet-1 1443 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Head Of Prophet-1 1443
Five Famous Men (detail) - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Five Famous Men (detail)
St George and the Dragon - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
St George and the Dragon
Miracle of the Desecrated Host (Scene 4) 1465-69 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Miracle of the Desecrated Host (Scene 4) 1465-69
Faith - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Faith
Creation Of Adam 1445 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Creation Of Adam 1445
Birth Of The Virgin (detail) 1435 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Birth Of The Virgin (detail) 1435
Creation of Eve and Original Sin 1432-36 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Creation of Eve and Original Sin 1432-36
Creation of the Animals and Creation of Adam 1432-36 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Creation of the Animals and Creation of Adam 1432-36
Bernardino della Ciarda Thrown Off His Horse (detail... - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Bernardino della Ciarda Thrown Off His Horse (detail...
Five Famous Men (detail-2) c. 1450 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Five Famous Men (detail-2) c. 1450
Disputation of St Stephen - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Disputation of St Stephen
Head of Prophet-4 1443 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Head of Prophet-4 1443
Flood and Waters Subsiding (detail-2) 1447-48 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Flood and Waters Subsiding (detail-2) 1447-48
Hope 1435 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Hope 1435
An Angel (detail) 1435 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
An Angel (detail) 1435
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