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Landscapes by Piero and Leonardo: points of view

Landscapes by Piero and Leonardo: points of view
How did Piero della Francesca and Leonardo da Vinci paint landscapes in the fifteenth century?
We will find out visiting alta Val Marecchia.
We will meet Piero della Francesca and La Gioconda, who will narrate their Montefeltro.

Following the footprints of Leonardo Da Vinci in Urbino

Following the footprints of Leonardo Da Vinci in Urbino
We will admire the sites of Urbino drawn by Leonardo on his notebook, as he arrived in town with Cesare Borgia. Our exclusive tour will unveil very recent discoveries on the relationship between the Genius and this incredible town. A Renaissance banquet will welcome us with typical local products before a 360┬░ view of the whole ancient duchy.
In Urbino we will meet Gioconda.

Works of Art and Artists
Ritratto di Battista Sforza Ritratto di Battista Sforza
di Piero della Francesca
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Montefeltro Renaissance Sights - the project
The story begins by chance with a casual close-up on a series of pictures of Montefeltro's landscapes, which looked a lot like some of the landscapes painted by Piero della Francesca in the Diptych of the Duchess and Duke of Urbino exposed at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. It is interesting to note that, for centuries, those landscapes had been considered as purely imaginary.
From here begins the research and the surprising discoveries by Rosetta Borchia, artist and naturalist, and Olivia Nesci, a professor at the University of Urbino.[...continue]

"Those who become enamoured with the practice of the art without having previously applied to the diligent study of the scientific part of it are like mariners who board a ship without a rudder or compass and therefore cannot be certain of arriving at the whished-for port. Practice must always be founded on good theory; to this, Perspective is the guide and entrance, without which nothing can be well done."
Leonardo da Vinci (A Treatise on Painting)