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Uccello, Paolo

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00186676
Uccello, Paolo

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born c. 1397, in Pratovecchio-Casentino; died 10 December 1475, in Florence.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects, battles, portraits, genre scenes. Designs for mosaics, designs for stained glass.

Florentine School.

Uccello's name, which means 'bird', is something of a mystery. None of his known works represent birds. It is possible that there were painted birds in his house, or perhaps that he was an ornithologist. In ...

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Subjects: Painting ; Ceramic Arts, Pottery, and Glass ; 17th-Century Art ; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400) ; Religious Art ; Christian Art

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