July 12, 2007

Pre-digital perspective

Roderick Conway Morris writes in the International Herald Tribune: “For most of his career Piero della Francesca pursued painting and mathematics with equal success. In his treatise "De prospectiva pingendi" (On Painting Perspective) he chided his fellow artists for not mastering the rules of scientific perspective." Recent conservation of several works by Piero have stimulated the exhibition, “Piero della Francesca and the Italian Courts,” Arezzo's Museo Statale d'Arte Medievale e Moderna, Arezzo, Italy, with subsections at nearby Monterchi and Sansepolcro, which brings together the largest number of Piero's works we are ever likely to see in the same vicinity. Through July 22. Read more.