Saturday, April 23, 2016

1308 Female Saints & Angels by Duccio di Buoninsegna (1255-1319)



Duccio di Buoninsegna (1255-1319) Detail The Maesta

The Maestà, considered Duccio di Buoninsegna's (1255-1319) masterpiece, was commissioned on Oct. 9, 1308, for the main altar of the Cathedral in Siena & was carried in triumph from Duccio's studio to the Cathedral on June 9, 1311.  The Maestà is painted on both sides. The front depicts the Madonna enthroned with saints & angels. In the predella, spandrels, & pinnacles are scenes from the life of the Virgin & portraits of the Prophets. The back is decorated with small panels depicting the life & Passion of Christ.


Duccio di Buoninsegna (1255-1319) Detail Madonna In Trono



 Duccio di Buoninsegna (1255-1319) Detail In Trono



 Duccio di Buoninsegna (1255-1319) Detail In Trono



 Duccio di Buoninsegna (1255-1319) Detail In Trono



 Duccio di Buoninsegna (1255-1319) Detail In Trono



Duccio di Buoninsegna (1255-1319) Detail In Trono



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