Maestà in all its beauty

The latest collection from the Kunsthistorische Institut in Florenz includes the renowned work of the Italian painter Simone di Martino – Maestà.
Details of the fresco Maesta Detail of the fresco Maesta

Simone di Martino (c. 1284–1344) was the key figure in the development of early Italian painting and the International Gothic style. Very little is known about Simone, but it is believed that he started as a pupil of either the leading Sienese painter, Duccio di Buoninsegna, or Giotto di Bondone, the most famous painter from Florence.

Detail of the fresco Maesta Detail of fresco Maesta
His major work Maestà (1315), held in the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena, is distinct in its elegance and soft palette. But the most obvious innovation of that time can be seen in his idea of three-dimensional space.

Have a look and explore its beauty in details.

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