Paolo Uccello - The Hunt in the Forest
Dr Janina Ramirez visits the Ashmolean museum in Oxford to decode the 15th-century masterpiece by Paolo Uccello, The Hunt in the Forest.
Dr Janina Ramirez is joined by Professor Martin Kemp and Professor Catherine Whistler of the Ashmolean museum to examine and decode the perspective brilliance of Paolo Uccello's painting The Hunt in the Forest.
The painting is thought to be one of the last major works completed by Uccello before his death in 1475 and is rich in the work he had done involving perspective. The huntsmen's lances, the branches of the trees and other decorative details all contribute to the focus on an apparent vanishing point at the heart of the painting in the gloom of the forest.
It's thought to be part of an elaborate domestic decoration, possibly for a linen box and it now holds pride of place in the Ashmolean's collection. You can see it by following the link below.
Producer: Tom Alban.
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