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.

 

 

Disputation of St Stephen

c. 1435
Fresco, 300 x 360 cm
Duomo, Prato
 
 
 

Stoning of St Stephen

c. 1435
Fresco, 310 x 420 cm
Duomo, Prato
 
 
 

Birth of the Virgin

c. 1435
Fresco, 302 x 361 cm
Duomo, Prato
 
 
 

Mary's Presentation in the Temple

c. 1435
Fresco, 335 x 420 cm
Duomo, Prato
 
 

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