Two words about... Paolo Uccello.


04/20/17 - In 1397, in the town of Pratovecchio, near Florence, Paolo di Dono was born. He was best known as Uccello ("bird"), because of his interest in depicting animals and mainly birds. He was trained by sculptor and painter Lorenzo Ghiberti, the creator of the doors of Florence's Baptistery, and he later travelled to Venice, where he works in the atelier of a master of mosaic. 
Uccello was part of the generation of Brunelleschi, Donatello and Masaccio, artists interested in a more natural representation of reality, as opposed to Gothic's flat images.
His artworks can be recognized for their serene and organized geometric distribution and perfect perspective. His most popular painting is "The San Romano Battle" which can be found at the Galleria degli Uffizi. In it Uccello was able to combine Renaissance's scientific perspective with a very particular rhythm, depicting an action which is about to happen. 
He died in Florence on December 10th, 1475 and was one of the most important and influential artist of the beginning of the 15th Century, a pioneer of visual perspective.
Batalla de San Romano, by Paolo Uccello (1438)
Technique: temple
Room 7 – Gentile da Fabriano, Galleria degli Uffizi

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