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Art History 103bLisa UddinOctober 6, 2013Triumph of ReasonPiero Della Francesca’sThe Resurrectionis the perfect renaissance piece;rationalgeometry, an unemotional use of color, a mathematically perfect composition resulting in thepiece being exceptional. Documentation about the fresco is lacking; it is thought to have beencompiled between1460-1465, in Piero Della Francesca’s home town of Sansepolcro, Tuscany,Italy. The fresco is 225cm x 200 cm (89 in x 79 in) was commissioned by and painted in the localBenedictine Abbey, which today serves as Sansepolcro’s civic Museum. The room the Abbeywanted the piece in was the building’s state chamber, a room reserved for the Abbey’s topofficials. The reason the Abbey specifically commissioned the scene of the resurrection was theywanted Christ to descend and bless their important meetings.
The fresco is Christ’s resurrection; Christ is erect, awake with an unflinching stare into

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