Painting in Late Medieval and Renaissance Siena, 1260-1555
The city of Siena, one of Italy's major artistic centres, was home to many celebrated painters, among them Duccio, Simone Martini, Ambrogio and Pietro Lorenzetti, Sassetta and Beccafumi. This illustrated volume provides a survey of Sienese painting from 1260 to 1555, an era of extraordinary artistic creativity in the Tuscan city. Diana Norman addresses the style and artistic technique of Sienese painters throughout the three centuries and explores why paintings were made, where they were originally seen, and how they were used and enjoyed by their audiences. still to be seen within the city. Norman organizes the discussion around types of commissions and throughout the book situates the paintings within the context of the political, social and religious circumstances of late medieval and renaissance Siena.
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The Profession of Painter
Social Status and Reputation
Early Sienese Painting 12601300
The Golden Age of Sienese Painting 13001355
Agostino Agostino Novello altarpiece Ambrogio Lorenzetti angels Annunciation appears artistic baptistery Bartolo di Fredi building Carmelite cathedral ceiling chapel Chelazzi Dini Chigi Child with Saints Christ Child city's principal civic confraternity decoration depicting detail Domenico Beccafumi Domenico Beccafumi 1990 Domenico di Bartolo Dominican earlier early embellishment executed facade fifteenth century Florence Florentine fourteenth fourteenth-century Francesco di Giorgio Franciscan fresco paintings frescoes Giovanni Guido da Siena high altar imagery located Madonna Maria della Scala Niccolo Norman Oratory of San original painted scheme Palazzo Pubblico panel painting Petrucci Piccolomini Pietro Lorenzetti Pinacoteca Nazionale Pintoricchio Pius political pope portrayed predella religious represented Rome sacristy Saint Catherine Saints Ansano Sala del Mappamondo San Bernardino San Domenico Sano di Pietro Santa Maria scenes Sienese government Sienese painters Simone Martini Sodoma Spedale di Santa surviving Taddeo di Bartolo Tempera on panel thirteenth-century Torriti Vecchietta Virgin and Christ wall