Piero della Francesca's mind, between drawing and design

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Date: Monday, March 16, 2015

Time: 6:30PM

Venue: Embassy of Italy: 3000 Whitehaven Street NW - Washington, DC

Organized by: Embassy of Italy/IIC Washington

The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute present a lecture about Piero della Francesca by Cecilia Frosinini, Opificio delle Pietre Dure e Laboratori di Restauro in Florence. Fundamental to a comprehensive understanding of Piero della Francesca's art is the distinction between the meaning of "design" and "drawing" in his painting practice. The two words are frequently used as synonymous and especially in Italian they are often summed up in the unique concept of disegno. Still, there are two different meanings behind the two different terms, that were perfectly known to the contemporaries of the artist.

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