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|Author: Simone Martini|
|Painting, Tempera on panel, 30.5x21.5 cm|
|Origin: Italy, Between 1340 and 1344|
This painting was once the right-hand wing of a folding diptych showing the Annunciation. The left wing, with its image of the Archangel Gabriel, is now in the National Gallery in Washington.
Simone Martini was one of the leading late-Gothic masters. His works are marked by refined colour and linear rhythms, a wealth of ornament and graceful figures. Seated on a cushion, Simone's Madonna is the very embodiment of elegant femininity. Her head bowed, she listens calmly to the words of the heavenly messenger, telling her that she is to give birth to the Saviour of the human race. Here the artist sought to embody not the physical but the spiritual in the appearance of Mary. Her figure seems to have no corporeal volume and rather looks like a silhouette against the warm reddish gold ground.
|Source of entry: Collection of Count G. S. Stroganov, Rome, 1911|
|Theme: The Bible and Christianity|
Martini - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Simone Martini ( c. 1284 – 1344) was an Italian painter born in Siena. He was a major figure in the development of early Italian painting and greatly influenced ...
| Italian painter | Britannica.com
Simone Martini, (born c. 1284, Siena, Republic of Siena [Italy]—died 1344, Avignon, Provence, France), important exponent of Gothic painting ...
Annunciation by Simone Martini & Lippo Memmi at Uffizi
The beautiful Annunciation by Simone Martini and Lippo Memmi is one of the greatest examples of Sienese Gothic paintings and is placed at the Uffizi.
Simone Martini - Web Gallery of Art
Biographic Outline. It is convenient to think of Simone Martini (b. 1280/85, Siena, d. 1344, Avignon) as a pupil of Duccio, although nothing is known of Simone's ...
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