The exhibition, with over thirty models and reproductions of tools for perspective drawing, shows the two souls of Piero della Francesca, one of the most refined 15th century painters, well known in his time also for his outstanding mathematical skills. The artist from Sansepolcro was a master of abacus, a Euclidean surveyor, a scholar of Archimedes and, as Luca Pacioli called him, the "king" of perspective. His treatise "De prospectiva pingendi" was the first manual on perspective drawing, which deeply influenced other artists and theorists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Durer and Daniele Barbaro.
The great Renaissance perspective experience begins here, concurrently with the development of geometric theory informing the actual painting.
From: 25/03/2018 to 24/02/2019
Museo Civico Piero della Francesca - Sansepolcro
Phone number: 0575732218
Hours: From 25 September to 9 June: 10am-1pm and 2,30-6pm From 10 June to 24 September: 10am-1,30pm and 2,30-7pm
Price notes10,00 € Standard 8,50 € Discounted for groups of min. 10 persons, young visitors from 19 to 25, special concessions 4,00 € Special discounted for visitors from 11 to 18 Free for children under 10, disabled people, accredited journalists