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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Flood and Waters Subsiding (detail-2) 1447-48 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Flood and Waters Subsiding (detail-2) 1447-48
The Rout of San Romano - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
The Rout of San Romano
Head of Prophet-3 1443 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Head of Prophet-3 1443
Head of Prophet-2 1443 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Head of Prophet-2 1443
Adoration of the Child with Saint Jerome, Saint Mary... - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Adoration of the Child with Saint Jerome, Saint Mary...
Roundel with Head (2) c. 1435 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Roundel with Head (2) c. 1435
Sts John on Patmos (Quarate predella) - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Sts John on Patmos (Quarate predella)
Christ on the cross, Mary, St. John the Baptist, St... - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Christ on the cross, Mary, St. John the Baptist, St...
Stories of Noah Sacrifice of Noah and the Drunkenness... - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Stories of Noah Sacrifice of Noah and the Drunkenness...
Equestrian Monument to Sir John Hawkwood - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Equestrian Monument to Sir John Hawkwood
Scenes from the Life of the Holy Hermits - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Scenes from the Life of the Holy Hermits
Mary's Presentation in the Temple - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Mary's Presentation in the Temple

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