A far Belle le Donne di Piero
V. Mercati, R. Manescalchi, A. Menghini, U. Nardi
A new book which combines the fascinating subject of beauty with the women faces drawn by Piero della Francesca.
Piero della Francesca was one of the first artists to conceive of this world of beauty, giving form to the secret desires of his models, and celebrating the spirit of artistic renewal that was clearly interwoven with the alchemistic natural sciences.
The particular design of the book is based upon a series of golden rectangles with the standard sides established by the Fibonacci numbers (…, 8, 13, 21, 34,…) , which appear time again in the size of the pages, the text and the figures, in celebration of that perfection that fifteenth-century art pursued.The pursuit of beauty and perfection in art was accompanied by the re-evaluation of the person, the care of one's body and image.
The Aboca Museum, given its institutional duty to pursue the historical valorisation of natural medicines, and given its location next to the very house in which Piero della Francesca was born, could hardly fail to perceive this as an opportunity to celebrate the close relationship between art and science.
Valentino Mercati, founder and president of Aboca Spa and Aboca Museum.
Roberto Manescalchi, graduated in Art History and Architecture.
Alessandro Menghini, he teaches Pharmaceutic Botany at the University of Perugia.
Umberto Nardi, he teaches Pharmaceutic Botany and Phytocosmetics at the Sacro Cuore Catholic University in Rome.
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION OF BOOK
Dimensions 21x 34 cm.
Bound in paperboard with dust jacket
pp. 128, ill. 26
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