Painting in Late Medieval and Renaissance Siena (1260-1555) by Diana Norman | 9780300099331 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Painting in Late Medieval and Renaissance Siena (1260-1555)

Painting in Late Medieval and Renaissance Siena (1260-1555)

by Diana Norman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300099339

ISBN-13: 9780300099331

Pub. Date: 11/20/2003

Publisher: Yale University Press

The city of Siena, one of Italy's major artistic centers, was home to many celebrated painters, among them Duccio, Simone Martini, Ambrogio and Pietro Lorenzetti, Sassetta and Beccafumi. This generously illustrated book provides a survey of Sienese painting from 1260 to 1555, an era of extraordinary artistic creativity in the Tuscan city. Art historian Diana Norman

Overview

The city of Siena, one of Italy's major artistic centers, was home to many celebrated painters, among them Duccio, Simone Martini, Ambrogio and Pietro Lorenzetti, Sassetta and Beccafumi. This generously illustrated book provides a survey of Sienese painting from 1260 to 1555, an era of extraordinary artistic creativity in the Tuscan city. Art historian 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. The book focuses on works of art made for Siena itself, many of which are 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.

Author Biography: Diana Norman is senior lecturer, The Open University, United Kingdom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300099331
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/20/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
421,920
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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