St George & the Dragon - Paolo Uccello - Framed Picture 16" x 12"
Paolo Uccello (Paolo di Dono), was an Italian painter and mathematician who was notable for his pioneering work on visual perspective in art.
Giorgio Vasari wrote that Uccello was obsessed by his interest in perspective and would stay up all night in his study trying to grasp the exact vanishing point.
While his contemporaries used perspective to narrate different or succeeding stories, Uccello used perspective to create a feeling of depth in his paintings.
Paolo worked in the Late Gothic tradition, emphasizing colour and pageantry rather than the classical realism that other artists were pioneering. His style is best described as idiosyncratic, and he left no school of followers.
He has had some influence on twentieth-century art and literary criticism.