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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Perspective Study of Mazzocchio - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Perspective Study of Mazzocchio
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...
Adoration of the Child with Saint Jerome, Saint Mary... - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Adoration of the Child with Saint Jerome, Saint Mary...
Mary's Presentation in the Temple - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Mary's Presentation in the Temple
Nativity - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Nativity
Flood and the Retreat of the Waters, detail - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Flood and the Retreat of the Waters, detail
Nun Saint with Two Children - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Nun Saint with Two Children
The Madonna And Child Enthroned - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
The Madonna And Child Enthroned
Hunting at night - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Hunting at night
Study of a Knight - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Study of a Knight
Adoration of the Magi (Quarate predella) - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Adoration of the Magi (Quarate predella)
Sts Paul, Francis and Jerome - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Sts Paul, Francis and Jerome

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