Piero della Francesca
Wednesday 2nd May 2018
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.