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A Guide to Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture
Giotto. The Meeting at the Golden Gate. Scrovegni/Arena Chapel, Padua.
Byzantine Art and Painting in Italy
during the 1200s and 1300s An online "tour" from the NGA, Washington.
The Legacy of Giotto: Exhibition
"Art in Florence 1340-1375". At the Uffizi Gallery, Florence. Strangely bleached-out Web site has a cute
Artists are sorted first by location, and then by named artist.
Florence and Tuscany
Coppo di Marcovaldo (c. 1225-1280)
- Note that some consider him Sienese, as he spent much of his life in Siena, although he was originally
- On Coppo di Marcovaldo From the
Web Gallery of Art.
- A lovely
image the tortures of hell. From the monumental mosaic on the vault of the Baptistery of Florence,
- The Archangel St. Michael and stories from
the legend of his life. c. 1250-1260. San Casciano Val Di Pesa, Museum of Religious Art. Click on the
tiny image to see a much larger reproduction.
- Gertrude Coor-Achenbach. "A Visual Basis for the Documents Relating to Coppo di Marcovaldo and His
Son Salerno." The Art Bulletin, Vol. 28, No. 4
(December 1946): 233-247.
- Gertrude Coor-Achenbach. "Two Additions to the Works of a Florentine Dugento Atelier."
The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 92, No. 565
(April 1950): 94-97.
- Rebecca W. Corrie. "Coppo di Marcovaldo's Madonna del bordone and the Meaning of the
Bare-Legged Christ Child in Siena and the East."
Gesta, Vol. 35, No. 1 (1996): 43-65.
Biographies and the Arena (Scrovegni) Chapel, Padua
- Vasari's Life of Giotto
- On Giotto From the
Catholic Encyclopedia, 1909.
- On Giotto From the
- On Giotto From the Web Gallery
- The Art of
Giotto From the Web Gallery of Art.
- Frescoes in the Cappella Scrovegni
(Arena Chapel), Padua. Reproductions of the entire series.
- Cappella degli Scrovegni. From
Christus Rex. In Italian and English.
- Views, details and
- Some images, also from Assisi [sic]
- Review of Andrew Ladis'
Giotto's O of 2008.
- "Giotto's Circumspection"
By Eva Frojmovic. The Art Bulletin, June, 2007.
- "Giotto's 'Annunciation' in
the Arena Chapel, Padua". By Laura Jacobus. The Art Bulletin, March, 1999.
Other Paintings by Giotto
Painting in the Upper and Lower Church at Assisi
That the frescoes are by Giotto is still controversial.
Bernardo Daddi (1280-1348)
- A collection of his paintings and
- Short biography and two paintings.
- The tabernacle by Andrea
Orcagna with Daddi's painting. Orsanmichele, Florence.
- Another view.
This photo shows the tabernacle by Andrea Orcagna newly cleaned--it looks like ivory with jewels.
Madonna and Child Closer view of the painting in the tabernacle, Orsanmichele, Florence.
Crucifixion Circa 1335. NGA, Washington, D.C.
and Child with Saints and Angels 1330s. NGA, Washington, D.C.
Paul 1333. NGA, Washington, D.C.
The Nativity and the Annunciation to the Shepherds about 1336. MFA, Boston.
Maso di Banco (active 1320-1350)
- Maso di Banco A collection of his
paintings and frescoes from the Web Gallery of Art.
- Virgin Enthroned
with Saints, Nativity and Crucifixion From the Detroit Institute of Arts.
- Detail from the fresco from
the Monument to Bettino de' Bardi, Cappella Bardi di Vernio, Santa Croce, Florence.
St. Anthony of Padua Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.
Stories of St. Sylvester 1340s. Bardi di Vernio chapel, Santa Croce, Florence. Note that this is heavily
- Lasr Judgment/Resurrection fresco in the Bardi di Vernio
chapel, Santa Croce, Florence. 1340s.
- Bardi patronage at Santa Croce in Florence, c.
1320-1343 Abstract of the Ph.D. dissertation by Jane Collins Long, 1988. Columbia University.
Taddeo Gaddi (d. 1366)
Giottino (c. 1320-1369)
- On Giottino From the Web Gallery
- Pieta' of San Remigio,
1365. Now in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence.
- Entombment of Christ
Now in the Courtauld Institute of Art. Does this still exist? Unclear.
- On Giottino From an article "based on the 11th
edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica." This is chiefly interested in showing the confusion that has
existed about this artist, here in 1911.
Giovanni da Milano (active 1350-1369)
Andrea Orcagna (1308-1368)
Here is a beautiful Web site on The History of
Sienese painting. In French.
"Strolling round Siena.
An article by Andrew Lambirth in The Spectator, extolling the beauties of Siena and its art.
Guido da Siena (active circa 1250)
Duccio (active 1278-1318)
On the Maesta' Altarpiece
- About the
production and history of the Maesta'. 1308-1311.
reconstruction of the front of the Maesta'.
The back of the Maesta'.
- The Annunciation
From the front panel of the Maesta'. NGA, London.
Nativity with the Prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel From the front predella
of the Maesta altarpiece. NGA, Washington, D.C.
- Adoration of the Magi.
- The Massacre of the
Calling of the Apostles Peter and Andrew From the back of the
Maesta altarpiece, 1308/1311. NGA, Washington, D.C.
- Christ and the Samaritan Woman
Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Madrid, Spain.
- Christ Cures the
Blind Man Detail from the Maesta altarpiece, now in the National
- The Raising of Lazarus.
- Entry to Jerusalem.
- Christ Washing the
The Last Supper.
Pact of Judas.
- The Betrayal of Christ.
- The Betrayal of Christ by Peter.
- Flagellation of
- The Crucifixion.
- The Three Marys at the
tomb of Christ.
Resurrection of Christ.
Other Duccio and Ducciesque Paintings
Simone Martini (circa 1280-1344)
One thing to notice here is the number of divided paintings and the different opinions about dating.
- On Simone Martini. From the Catholic
Encyclopedia. Note that much of this is outdated. 1910.
- On Simone Martini From the Encyclopedia
Britannica of 1911. What a difference a year makes! A much more soberly considered article.
'Duccio, Simone Martini, and the Lorenzetti Brothers'. Syllabus for a course taught by Silvia Colucci in
the IES Siena program.
- A collection of his paintings and
frescoes. From the Web Gallery of Art. Note that almost no one believes that the fresco of Guidoriccio da
Fogliano is by SM; it is likely a centuries-later "restoration."
- On Simone Martini. From the WebMuseum, Paris.
- Five paintings. NGA, Washington.
Four of these are attributed to Simone.
- St Geminianus, St Michael and St Augustine,
each with an Angel above Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK. c. 1319.
- St. Catherine of
Alexandria. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. ca. 1320 - 1325.
- St. Andrew Metropolitan Museum of Art,
NYC. "This panel...formed part of a portable folding altarpiece that was probably done for the Palazzo
Pubblico in Siena in about 1326."
- Madonna and Child. Also from the
above-described altarpiece. The Met, c. 1326.
- St. Augustine of Siena
saves a child who has fallen off a balcony. San Agostino, Siena. 1328.
- The Uffizi
Annunciation 1333 (signed and dated).
- Central panel of the Annunciation.
- Close-up of the Uffizi Annunciation.
- Angel of the Annunciation.
NGA, Washington, D.C. c. 1333.
Madonna of the Annunciation. Formerly part of the composition above, although this is dated 1340-1344.
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia.
- St. Luke. Getty Museum,
Malibu, CA. 1330s.
- Saint Holding a Book. Birmingham Museums and
Gallery, UK. 1330s-1340.
- Christ on the Cross.
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA. c. 1340.
- Christ Discovered
in the Temple. Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. 1342 (signed and dated on frame)
- St. Peter. Museo
Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. No date given.
- Madonna and
Child Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne. 1315-1335 (!!)
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