Piero della Francesca art links 


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Piero della Francesca: Saint Jerome
Photograph by Flickr user "ho visto nina volare", Creative Commons licensed


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Piero della Francesca

[Italian Early Renaissance Painter, ca.1422-1492]

• Relationships: Studied under Domenico Veneziano.
Piero's students included Pietro Perugino, Melozzo da Forlí and Luca Signorelli.
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SitePiero della Francesca at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Sigismondo Pandolfo Malesta, ca.1450-51

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Virgin and Child Enthroned with Four Angels, ca.1460-70

Frick Collection, New York City   NEW!

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Marche Region Museums, Italy
Flagellation of Crist
Madonna of Senigallia

Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan, Italy

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

Virtual Uffizi
The Duke and Duchess of Urbino

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
Portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Urbino (Uffizi Gallery, Florence)

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
Portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Urbino (Uffizi Gallery, Florence)

Notable SitePiero della Francesca at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SitePiero della Francesca at The Artchive  

Notable SitePiero della Francesca in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SitePiero della Francesca in the WebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Aiwaz Panopticon

Image archive with zoomable images

California State University WorldImages Database  

Piero della Francesca at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

Jetset Image Galleries

Olga's Gallery

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

University of Leipzig, Germany  

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Google Images: "Piero della Francesca"      
Bing Images: "Piero della Francesca"   
Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteProgetto Piero Della Francesca
Information relating to several restoration projects

Notable SiteThe Piero Project: Piero della Francesca's Legend of the True Cross
Using this site requires installing a VRML plugin called Cosmo

Adrian Fletcher's Paradoxplace

Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Piero della Francesca  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Artnet Magazine
The Legend of the True Cross, ca.1466

Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists
Biography of the artist. Detailed, but Vasari's anecdotes are sometimes inaccurate.

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Diptych of the Duchess and Duke of Urbino, ca.1472

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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The Piero Della Francesca Trail/the Best Picture

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Piero Della Francesca: San Francesco, Arezzo

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