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Andrew, a frequent visitor to the Gallery during his studies, talks about his relationship with Piero's altarpiece and the painting's meaning for his own practice today.

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About the artist

Andrew Grassie is a Scottish artist who studied at St Martins School of Art and the Royal College of Art. Grassie's work of the late 1990s and early 2000s included painting highly detailed and self-referential tempera on paper copies of photographs, depicting the gallery interiors in which they were exhibited. In 2004, he won a 'Special Merit' award at the 23rd John Moores Painting Prize for his work 'The Making of the Painting'. In 2005 he had a solo exhibition at Tate Britain, as part of the 'Art Now' series and his work can be found in the UK Government Art Collection. Grassie lectures at City and Guilds of London Art School.

About the painting

Zoom in and learn more about Piero della Francesca's Baptistm of Christ

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