October 12: Piero della Francesca passed away in 1492

piero-della-francescaA self-portrait, detail from The Resurrection


Birth name Piero della Francesca
Born 1415
Sansepolcro, Republic of Florence
Died October 12, 1492
Sansepolcro, Republic of Florence
Nationality Italian
Field Painting, Fresco
Movement Italian Renaissance
Works The Baptism of Christ
Flagellation of Christ
Brera Madonna

Piero della Francesca (c. 1415 – October 12, 1492) was a painter of the Early Renaissance. As testified by Giorgio Vasari in his Lives of the Artists, to contemporaries he was also known as a mathematician and geometer. Nowadays Piero della Francesca is chiefly appreciated for his art. His painting was characterized by its serene humanism, its use of geometric forms and perspective. His most famous work is the cycle of frescoes “The Legend of the True Cross” in the church of San Francesco in the Tuscan town of Arezzo.

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Today: Rembrandt passed away in 1669

Rembrandt_van_Rijn_-_Self-Portrait_-_Google_Art_ProjectSelf-Portrait with Beret and Turned-Up Collar (1659) by Rembrandt

The Power of Art – Rembrandt (BBC):

From Wikipedia:   

Birth name Rembrant Harmenszoon van Rijn
Born 15 July 1606
Leiden, Dutch Republic (now Netherlands)
Died 4 October 1669 (aged 63)
Amsterdam, Dutch Republic (now Netherlands)
Nationality Dutch
Field Painting, Printmaking
Movement Dutch Golden Age
Works The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, 1632
Belshazzar’s Feast, 1635
The Night Watch, 1642
Bathsheba at Her Bath, 1654
Syndics of the Drapers’ Guild, 1662

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