About the artist
Piero Della Francesca (1415-1492) was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. He was a master of perspective and geometry, and his works are characterised by a serene humanism. He was influenced by the Florentine school of painting, and his works are often seen as a bridge between the Early Renaissance and the High Renaissance. He was also a mathematician and geometer, and his works often reflect his knowledge of mathematics. He was a court painter for the Duke of Urbino, and his works are found in churches and museums throughout Italy.
Also associated with: Early Renaissance, Florence, Duke of Urbino, mathematics, geometry, humanism.