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Unformatted text preview: Luca Bartolomes Pacioli (c.1445-1517) was a renowned mathematician, captivating lecturer, teacher, prolific author, religious mystic, and acknowledged scholar in numerous fields. He was a link between the Early Renaissance of Piero and the High Renaissance of Leonardo. Luca's Connections to Piero Luca and Piero were close. Both were born in Sansopolcro, and Luca was tutored in mathematics by Piero. Luca even posed for Piero in the mid 1470's for Madonna and Child with Saints and Angels , in which Pacioli portrays St. Peter Martyr, with cut head symbolizing his assassination. Piero and Luca sometimes walked across the Apennines to the library of Duke Federigo of Urbino, which was then one of the finest in Europe. Raphael may have been thinking about that library, with portraits of the writers above their works, when he painted the School of Athens ....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10