During the high renaissance, a school of painters emerged from the province of Umbria in central Italy. The centre of this was the city Perugio. The greatest of the artists from the Umbrian school were Raphael (1483-1520), Perugino (1446-1523) and Pinturicchio (1454–1513), Fra Diamante (1430-1506), Bartolomeo di Tommaso (1400-1453), Benedetto Nucci(1515-1587).
The school was preoccupied with perspective and geometrical composition. It also paid much attention to modelling the shapes of models or objects with the effective use of light.
Today, Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria comprises the largest collection of Umbrian school painting.
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