Painting in Late Medieval and Renaissance Siena, 1260-1555

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Yale University Press, 2003 - Art - 339 pages
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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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Contents

Topography
18
The Profession of Painter
27
Social Status and Reputation
33
Early Sienese Painting 12601300
41
The Golden Age of Sienese Painting 13001355
71
Sienese Painting
125
Renaissance Painting in Siena 14201480
173
The Later Renaissance in Siena 14801555
225
Notes
293
Bibliography
317
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Diana Norman is senior lecturer at The Open University.

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