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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Blessed Jacopone da Todi - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Blessed Jacopone da Todi
Avane Predella Madonna - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Avane Predella Madonna
Avane Predella Saint John the Evangelist - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Avane Predella Saint John the Evangelist
Sts John and Ansano (Quarate predella) - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Sts John and Ansano (Quarate predella)
Perspective Study of Mazzocchio 2 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Perspective Study of Mazzocchio 2
Painted statue of Giovanni Acuto (John Hawkwood) - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Painted statue of Giovanni Acuto (John Hawkwood)
Adoration of the Child, detail - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Adoration of the Child, detail
Quarate Predella, Adoration of the Magi, detail - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Quarate Predella, Adoration of the Magi, detail
Adoration of the Child, detail 2 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Adoration of the Child, detail 2
Quarate Predella - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Quarate Predella
Five Portraits Detail 1450 - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Five Portraits Detail 1450
Scenes of Monastic Life - Paolo Uccello - www.paolouccello.org
Scenes of Monastic Life

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