2nd May 2018 – Piero della Francesca

Piero della Francesca


Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Shirley Smith

It is just over 600 years since the birth of this enigmatic painter.

His grave, solid figures set in a timeless landscape and lit by a clear light, encapsulate the harmony of man and his world that was at the heart of Italian Renaissance thought. But they are, in fact, a perfect fusion of the influences of the North and South, of light and logic, which reflect his native countryside while yet conveying a spirituality that reaches out over time and boundaries.

Whether working for the church or his patron, Federigo da Montefeltro, his paintings radiate serenity and timelessness.