Late Medieval Italy

siena_cathedral

Siena Cathedral (looking northeast), Siena, Italy, begun ca. 1226; nave vaults, ca. 1260-1270; lower west facade designed by GIOVANNI PISANO, 1284-1299; enlarged and completed, 1355-1386.

Saint Francis

BONAVENTURA BERLINGHIERI, Saint Francis Altarpiece, San Fransesco, Pescia, Italy, 1235.  Tempera on wood, 5′ X 3′ X 6′.pulpit of the bapisteryNICOLA PISANO, pulpit of the bapistery, Pisa, Italy, 1259-1260.  Marble, 15′ high.

Pisano Pisa

NICOLA PISANO, Annunciation, Nativity, and Adoration of the Shepherds, relief panel on the baptistery pulpit, Pisa, Italy, 1259-1260.  Marble, 2′ 10″ X 3′ 9″.cimabueCIMABUE, Madonna Enthroned with Angels and Prophets, from Santa Trinità, Florence, ca. 1280-1290.  Tempera and gold leaf on wood, 12′ 7″ X 7′ 4″.  Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.

Pisano Pistoia

GIOVANNI PISANO, Annunciation, Nativity, and Adoration of the Shepherds, relief panel on the pulpit of Sant’Andrea, Pistoia, Italy, 1297-1301.  Marble, 2′ 10″ X 3′ 4″.

Palazzo PubblicoPalazzo Pubblico (looking east), Siena, Italy, 1288-1309.

Santa Maria del FioreARNOLEO DI CAMBIO and others, Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Italy, begun 1296.  Campanile designed by GIOTTO DI BONDONE, 1334.

Arena ChapelGIOTTO DI BONDONE, interior of the Arena Chapel (Cappella Scrovegni; looking west), Padua, Italy, 1305-1306.

GIOTTO - LamentationGIOTTO DI BONDONE, Lamentation, Arena Chapel (Cappella Scrovegni), Padua, Italy, ca. 1305.  Fresco, 6′ 6 3/4″ X 6′ 3/4″.

entry into jerusalemGIOTTO DI BONDONE, Entry into Jerusalem, Arena Chapel (Cappella Scrovegni), Padua, Italy, ca. 1305. Fresco, 6’ 6 3/4” × 6’ 3/4”.

Betrayal of JesusGIOTTO DI BONDONE, Betrayal of Jesus, Arena Chapel (Cappella Scrovegni), Padua, Italy, ca. 1305.  Fresco, 6′ 6 3/4″ X 6′ 6 3/4″.

Giotto MadonnaGIOTTO DI BONDONE, Madonna Enthroned, from the Church of Ognissanti, Florence, ca. 1310.  Tempera and gold leaf on wood, 10′ 8″ X 6′ 8″.  Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.

Duccio VirginDUCCIO DI BUONINSEGNA, Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints, principal panel of the Maestà altarpiece, from Siena Cathedral, Siena, Italy, 1308-1311.  Tempera and gold leaf on wood, 7′ X 13′.  Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Siena.

Duccio BetrayalDUCCIO DI BUONINSEGNA, Betrayal of Jesus, panel on the back of the Maestà altarpiece, from Siena Cathedral, Siena, Italy, 1309-1311.  Tempera and gold leaf on wood, 1′ 10 1/2″ X 3′ 4″.  Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Siena.

Martini and Memmi altarpieceSIMONE MARTINI and LIPPO MEMMI, Annunciation altarpiece, from Siena Cathedral, 1333 (frame reconstructed in the 19th century).  Tempera and gold leaf on wood, center panel 10′ 1″ X 8′ 8 3/4″.  Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.

Good GovernmentAMBROGIO LORENZETTI, Peaceful City, detail from Effects of Good Government in the City and in the Country, east wall, Sala della Pace, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy, 1338-1339.  Fresco.

lorenzetti peaceful countryAMBROGIO LORENZETTI, Peaceful Country, detail from Effects of Good Government in the City and in the Country, east wall, Sala della Pace, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy, 1338-1339.  Fresco.

Triumph of DeathFRANCESCO TRAINI or BUONAMICO BUFFALMACCO, Triumph of Death, 1330s.  Fresco, 18′ 6″ X 49′ 2″.  Camposanto, Pisa.

Birth of the VirginPIETRO LORENZETTI, Birth of the Virgin, from the altar of Saint Savinus, Siena Cathedral, Siena, Italy, 1342.  Tempera on wood, 6′ 1″ X 5′ 11″.  Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Siena.

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