Paolo Uccello's The Hunt in the Forest
Ashmolean Museum Publications
Territory: World excluding Australia
Size: 110 mm x 200 mm
Illustrations: 14 colour, 5 b&w
- 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