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Uccello, Paolo (Uccello Paolo)

( Florentine painter of the early Renaissance)

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Biography Uccello, Paolo (Uccello Paolo)
(ca. 1397-1475)
His real name was Paolo di Dono (Paolo di Dono), was born in Florence. He studied jewelry case with Lorenzo Ghiberti and helped him to create the first bronze doors of the Baptistery of Florence. Between 1425 and 1432 Uccello lived in northern Italy and worked on mosaics for the Cathedral of San Marco in Venice. His first major work was executed in fresco technique condottiere English equestrian portrait of Sir John Hawkwood (Giovanni Acuto), written in 1436 in the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence. Master gave emphasis heroic sounding its design, boldly simplified forms, limiting the range of colors and bringing it closer to the natural color of stone sculpture. Similar qualities are found in the cycle of frescoes of the story of Noah in the church of Santa Maria Novella in Florence. It was during this period Uccello turned in his work to open shortly before the system of linear perspective. The sculptural contours of his compositions reflect the influence of Donatello, whom he accompanied to Padua in 1444.
In later work Uccello, paradoxically revealed features of late Gothic. Three paintings of scenes in the Battle of San Romano, ordered by Cosimo de 'Medici (c.. 1455) in honor of the victory of the Florentines to fight with Sienese, are the most significant examples of this style. Currently they are in the Uffizi, the Louvre and the National Gallery in London. They already contains an image of the Renaissance hero, one of the first creators of which was Uccello. Perfect geometry forms the foreground gives way to far charming, not related to the plot background with bright fairy details. Died Uccello in Florence in 1475.


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