On this day in 1492, Piero della Francesca died in his hometown of Borgo San Sepolcro.

On this day in 1492, Piero della Francesca died in his hometown of Borgo San Sepolcro. He was in his late seventies. A painter and theorist, Piero is known for his experiments with linear perspective and the oil medium, which both served his keen interest in naturalism. Piero also excelled as a fresco painter; his most beloved cycle adorns the cappella maggiore of the Church of San Francesco in Arezzo.

Reference: Frank Dabell and J.V. Field. “Piero della Francesca.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. .

Further reading: Piero della Francesca by Anna Maetzke (2013).

Portraits of Federico da Montefeltro and His Wife Battista Sforza, 1465-66, tempera on panel, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

View of the Cappella Maggiore and details,1452-66, fresco, San Francesco, Arezzo

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