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Soldiers and angels of Valmarecchia

Soldiers and angels of Valmarecchia
A cultural trekking in Alta Valmarecchia, looking for the tracks of the ancient Montecopiolo castle and for a rare landscape: the Nativity by Piero Della Francesca, narrated by the great Renaissance painter.

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Il Battesimo di Cristo Il Battesimo di Cristo
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)