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PAOLO UCCELLO THE ROUTE OF SAN ROMANO i (National Gallery)
Identifier: historyofpaintin01macf (find matches)
Title: A history of painting
Year: 1911 (1910s)
Authors: Macfall, Haldane, 1860-1928
Subjects: Painting Painters
Publisher: London and Edinburgh : T.C. and E.C. Jack
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Internet Archive



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nd truthfulness, and handed it to Italy—a sublime heritagethat was to bring to full flower the sombre splendour ofTuscan art. Before his burly figure all insipidity fled; andin the presence of his majestic genius, at grips with therealities and intensities of life, fragile pietism and the narrowconvent ideals were swept away as though they departedinto nunneries. 80 IV PAOLO UCCELLO1397 H75 TUSCAN SCHOOL THE ROUT OF SAN ROMANO i (National Gallery) Niccolo da Tolentino, the leader of the Florentine forces, is representedon horseback directing the attack on the Sienese. He wears a rich damaskheaddress, his helmet being carried by his armour-bearer. These are theonly two persons whose heads are bare. The second and third of this series of battle pictures are in the UffiziGallery at Florence and in the Louvre. Painted in tempera on wood. 6 ft. h. x 10 ft. 5 in. w. (1-829 x 3:74)- 1 It has long ago been shown by Mr. H. P. Home that this picture docs norepresent the Battle of Sant Egidio.
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CHAPTER IX WHICH IS CHIEFLY CONCERNED WITH PERSPECTIVE DOMENICO VENEZIANO 1400? - 1461 Masaccio, short as was his life, revealed his art to two WHICH ISpainters—whose names are linked together in a murder CHIEFLYinvented by the tongue of Vasari—Domenico Veneziano CON- and Andrea dal Castagno. CERNE5™ t^ • j • r> 1 u „ 1 t-> WITH PER- Domenico di Bartolommeo, better known as Domenico Veneziano, the Venetian, born about 1400 and dying in1461, had learnt his craft in Venice, where he had receivedthe secret of painting in oils. Thence he went southwardsover the mountains into Tuscany, and was working atPerugia in 1438, on the edge of forty, when Cosimo deMedici called him to Florence. Here he at once cameunder the thrall of Masaccios Brancacci frescoes, whichwere a revelation to him, and caused a marked developmentin his artistry. Of his few known works, the most famousare the fresco of John the Baptist and St. Francis in S. Croceat Florence, a Madonna and Saints in the

Paolo Uccello (1397–1475) was an outstanding Italian artist of the XV century, a bright representative of the religious, historical, and portrait genres. Paolo Uccello is known in European painting primarily for his innovative approach to solving the problem of visual perspective. He had no followers, so the style of the master's work differs significantly from the manner of painting paintings by other artists of the Early Renaissance. Many facts from the biography of the painter have been lost forever, but the brilliant Italian left many beautiful works to his descendants.

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