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Flagellation (1454 c.), oil and tempera on panel, cm 58x81 | Piero della Francesca

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Guide to the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche in the Palazzo Ducale at Urbino
P. Dal Poggetto
Paperback, 16,5x23 cm, pp. 96, 89 col. ill.
€ 10,00

This volume illustrates the collections in the National Gallery of the Marches displayed in the splendid palace built by Federico da Montefeltro to glorify his family.
Piero della Francesca's Flagellation (c. 1454), a masterful study of perspective, was originally held in the Palace of Urbino and was almost certainly commissioned by the duke Federico of Montefeltro himself.
A complex task is the meaning and the identity of the three figures shown in the right foreground parallel to the Flagellation of Christ in the background.
A fascinating relatively recent hypothesis identifies the figures as Oddantonio, Guidantonio - Federico's father - and the Byzantine emperor John VIII Paleologus; the supposed purpose of the work was to rehabilitate Federico's half-brother as well as commemorate the fall of Constantinople in 1453.
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