San Sepolcro

San Sepolcro is an easy 1-hour car ride from Palazzo Passerini. Here you’ll find one of Piero della Francesca’s most famous works - the Resurrection.


Piero della Francesca harnessed mathematical theory and geometry, combining them with Renaissance Humanism, to create some of the most alluring religious paintings of the early Renaissance. His use of linear perspective and foreshortening brought biblical scenes, myths and legends to life, and his formation of classical figures and compositions lend his paintings gravitas even if their subjects are often mysterious. ⁠⁠


Piero della Francesca is now recognised as one of the great artists of the early Renaissance. In 1467, Piero della Francesca was commissioned to paint a Resurrection which is now one of his most famous works. The fresco was painted in the Meeting Hall of Palazzo dei Conservatori di Sansepolcro, the current Civic Museum, around 1467-68.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠It was in a 1925 essay entitled “The Best Picture” that Aldous Huxley made the claim that the Resurrection by Piero della Francesca (1420–92), was “the greatest picture in the world.”⁠⁠


⁠⁠Now celebrated as one of the most important Italian painters of the 15th-century, Piero della Francesca languished in obscurity for several centuries. While he didn't inspire many artists during the Renaissance, the quiet splendour and precision of his paintings spoke to a group of 20th-century avant-garde artists including Georges Seurat and Giorgio de Chirico to Balthus and Philip Guston.⁠⁠