About For Piero’s Sake

The Piero referred to in this blog’s title is the painter Piero della Francesca (c. 1412-1492), one of the masters of the early Italian Renaissance whose work I especially esteem. (For information on the banner image, see the caption below.) I dedicate the blog for his sake to commemorate the values he and his work represented— consummate skill and sensitivity in the embodiment of things of enduring human significance.* Since those values should adhere to the terms art and artist today, For Piero’s Sake aims in no small measure to serve as an antidote to the bogus art and pseudo artists dominating the contemporary artworld.
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*See “Peerless Piero.”

Detail of Piero della Francesca's Virgin and Child Enthroned with Four Angels (The Clark Art Institute). Photo © Mike Wegner, used by kind permission.

Detail of Piero della Francesca’s Virgin and Child Enthroned with Four Angels (The Clark Art Institute). Photo © Mike Wegner, used by kind permission.