Portrait - Paolo Uccello
Portrait

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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Disputation of St Stephen - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Disputation of St Stephen
Stories of Genesis Creation of the Animals and Creation... - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Stories of Genesis Creation of the Animals and Creation...
Hope 1435 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Hope 1435
Head of Prophet-4 1443 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Head of Prophet-4 1443
Stories of Noah Flood and the Retreat of the Waters - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Stories of Noah Flood and the Retreat of the Waters
Stories of Genesis Creation of Eve and the Expulsion - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Stories of Genesis Creation of Eve and the Expulsion
Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple
Diamond Pointed Sphere - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Diamond Pointed Sphere
Flood and Waters Subsiding (detail-2) 1447-48 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Flood and Waters Subsiding (detail-2) 1447-48
Stoning of St Stephen - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Stoning of St Stephen
An Angel (detail) 1435 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
An Angel (detail) 1435
Roundel with Head (2) c. 1435 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Roundel with Head (2) c. 1435

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