OUR COLUMNIST AVILA REFERS TO PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA’S THEOLOGICAL DEPLOYMENT OF GEOMETRY:
‘Piero’s interest for geometry, space and light on his paintings are in a way related with his rediscovering of the Archimedean solids.
I think that it is quite perceptible how de images on his paintings are a juggle of surfaces that appear to be interconnected in order to cristalyze under a religious higher significance… Each image is a separated part of a divine whole including the fact that some of those images extrude or protrude away from others in different planes having different meanings, but maintaining a common balance based on finding a common denominator in the search for the truth…
Separating himself from the late Romanic influences, it seams that in Piero’s paintings each individual section has a particular intencionality, and even thought that at times doubt and a sense of magical curiosity can plagate the paintings, the feeling of accepting the conflict between the individual and the whole is presented as the ability of touching the outer limits of perfection…’
A FEW OF PIERO’S DEVOTIONAL PAINTINGS ARE BEING DISPLAYED AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART