San Romano

One of my favourite paintings in the National Gallery is Uccello’s Battle of San Romano – one of three paintings showing the Florentine army defeating the Siennese army in 1434. These paintings were hung in the bedroom of Lorenzo de Medici and seem to celebrate the pageantry, even glamour, as well as the clamour of war.

Colourful flags and banners, decorative armour and horse trappings dominate the pictures. I have tried to explore these elements, at the same time suggesting the heat, noise and of course the violence of the conflict.

All paintings in this series are 76cm x 56cm and are acrylic on paper (except "Advancing", which is pencil on paper). View prices.

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