Duccio Di Buoninsegna
(1250 - 1319)
Duccio Di Buoninsegna was active/lived in Italy. Duccio Di Buoninsegna is known for Early Renaissance religious painting, monumental altar pieces.
Biography Duccio Di Buoninsegna
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Painter, and founder of the Sienese School, b. about 1255 or 1260, place not known; d. 3 August, 1319.
About this time Siena was at the zenith of her political power. She had just defeated Florence on the field of Montaperti (4 September, 1260), and an era of marvelous development followed this conquest. Then was begun the huge task of building the cathedral, where, in 1266, was commenced the incomparable pulpit sculptured by Nicholas of Pisa, and it was under these flourishing conditions that Duccio received his artistic education. However, he owed nothing to the Gothic style nor to the naturalistic renaissance of Nicholas of Pisa: he allied himself exclusively with Byzantine tradition. Duccio has been called the
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