Paolo Uccello's The Hunt in the Forest

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Catherine Whistler

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Ashmolean Museum Publications
Territory: World excluding Australia
Size: 110 mm x 200 mm
Pages: 32
Illustrations: 14 colour, 5 b&w
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  • A beautiful little book about one of the Ashmolean's most famous paintings at a time when the Ashmolean is very much in the spotlight

The Hunt in the Forest is the foundation of the Ashmolean's distinguished collection of old master paintings, and a magical and enigmatic picture. The artist, Paolo Uccello, had a lifelong interest in geometry and perspective, and together with his skill in depicting animals and landscape this helped to form this jewel-like swansong from the last decade of his career.

This book, written by Dr Catherine Whistler, examines Uccello's life and work, the process of making The Hunt in the Forest, the subject of the painting, its original setting, and its use of perspective and rhythm.

Paolo Uccello: life and work
The making of The Hunt in the Forest
The subject of the painting
The original setting of the painting
Perspective and rhythm in The Hunt in the Forest

Dr Catherine Whistler is a curator in the Department of Western Art, Ashmolean Museum. She is responsible for the collections of Italian and Spanish paintings and drawings and the textile collection, and her curatorial duties include work on exhibitions, gallery displays and the planning of paintings conservation. Apart from the Ashmolean's collections, her research interests lie in 18th century Italy and Spain.