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On the trail of Piero

The only way to appreciate the 15th century master is by taking a tour of central Italy. Now with the help of a new app, it’s easier than ever to track down his must-see frescoes

Piero della Francesca is today acknowledged as one of the foundational artists of the Renaissance. Aldous Huxley thought his ‘Resurrection’ ‘the best painting in the world’. His compositions marry art and science with cool precision and a sophisticated grasp of perspective — he was, after all, a mathematician. But he was only rediscovered in the mid-19th century after centuries of relative obscurity.

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