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.

 

 


Portrait of a Lady

1450s
Oil on canvas, 39 x 26 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

 

 


Portrait of a Young Man

1450s
Oil on canvas, 47 x 36 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Chambery

 
 
 

Sts John on Patmos (Quarate predella)

1435-40
Panel, 20,5 x 41 cm
Museo Arcivescovile, Florence
 
 
 

Adoration of the Magi (Quarate predella)

1435-40
Panel, 20,5 x 82 cm
Museo Arcivescovile, Florence
 
 
 

Adoration of the Magi
(detail)
1435-40
Panel
Museo Arcivescovile, Florence
 
 
 

Sts John and Ansano (Quarate predella)

1435-40
Panel, 20,5 x 41 cm
Museo Arcivescovile, Florence
 
 
 

Crucifixion

1435-40
Panel, 46 x 67 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Madrid
 
 
 

St. George and the Dragon

c. 1456
Oil on canvas, 57 x 73 cm
National Gallery, London
 
 
 

St George and the Dragon

1458-60
Oil on canvas, 52 x 90 cm
Musee Jacquemart-Andre, Paris
 
 
 

The Hunt in the Forest

1460s
Tempera on wood, 65 x 165 cm
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
 
 
 

Five Famous Men

c. 1450
Tempera on wood, 43 x 210 cm
Musee du Louvre, Paris
 
 
 

Five Famous Men
(detail)
c. 1450
Tempera on wood
Musee du Louvre, Paris
 
 
 

Five Famous Men
(detail)
c. 1450
Tempera on wood
Musee du Louvre, Paris
 
 

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