Piero Della Francesca- this is about 360 words long and gives an overview of his career as an artist.

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Piero Della Francesca was an early Italian renaissance artist with an individual

style and perspective that linked geometry and art together to create works of

intense religious value. He believed that forms should have the purity of

geometry, and was dubbed the "monarch of painting" by Luca Pacioli. His

theories and perspectives have been studied by artists all over the world.

Piero was born in Borgo San Sepolcra, Italy around 1415. His father

worked as a wool and leather merchant, and his mother lived in the nearby town

of Monterchi. Piero Della Francesca began his career in art by taking an

apprenticeship with Antonio d'Anghiari, although it is believed that he was

strongly influenced by Domenico Veneziano. Piero Della Francesca applied a

deep understanding of Florentine art to his paintings that is common to many of

Veneziano's great works. It is thought that Piero worked as an assistant to

Domenico Veneziano for painting the fresco "History of the Virgin" for the

church of Saint Egidio.

Some of Piero's earlier works display lucid colors and

brilliant sunlight which is very similar to the techniques in Veneziano's works.

Piero Della Francesca's artwork has also shown similarities to that of Massacio's.

Massacio was one of the first great artists of the renaissance whose depiction of

natural light influenced some of Piero's works. Later, around 1440, Piero worked

for Marquis Leonello d'Este, one of the most clarified patrons of the renaissance.

All most all of Piero Della Francesca's works are related to religion. He

has created dozens of altarpieces and church frescoes. One of his most famous

religious Frescoes was the series "Legend of the True Cross" which was

completed for the Church of San Francesco in Arezzo. Some of Piero's later

works show an influence of Flemish art principals like intricate details...