The Early Renaissance


   

 


Paolo Uccello
 
 
 

 

Paolo Uccello

(b Florence, c. 1397; d Florence, 10 Dec 1475).

Italian painter, draughtsman, mosaicist and designer of stained glass. His work vividly illustrates the principal issues of Florentine art during the first half of the 15th century. Trained within the tradition of the Late Gothic style, he eventually became a leading exponent of the application of linear perspective based on the mathematical system established by Filippo Brunelleschi and Leon Battista Alberti. It is the merging of these two diametrically opposed tendencies that forms the basis of Uccello’s style. As well as painting on panel and in fresco (many of his works in this medium have been severely damaged), he was also a master mosaicist and produced designs for stained glass.

 

 


Funerary Monument to Sir John Hawkwood
1436
Fresco, 820 x 515 cm
Duomo, Florence
 

 

 

 

 


Bernardino della Ciarda Thrown Off His Horse

1450s
Tempera on wood, 182 x 220 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
 

   
   

 


Bernardino della Ciarda Thrown Off His Horse
(detail)
1450s
Tempera on wood
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
 

 
     
     

Niccolo da Tolentino Leads the Florentine Troops

1450s
Tempera on wood, 182 x 320 cm
National Gallery, London
 
 
 

Niccolò da Tolentino Leads the Florentine Troops
(detail)
1450s
Tempera on wood, 182 x 320 cm
National Gallery, London
 
 
 

Micheletto da Cotignola Engages in Battle

1450s
Tempera on wood, 180 x 316 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
 
 
 

Micheletto da Cotignola Engages in Battle
(detail)
1450s
Tempera on wood
Musée du Louvre, Paris
 
 

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