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The 980 Artworks created around 1300

Duccio Di Buoninsegna - MaestÓ (front, central panel)MaestÓ (front, central panel)Duccio Di Buoninsegna

The Maestà, or Maestà of Duccio is an altarpiece composed of many individual paintings commissioned by the city of Siena in 1308 from the artist Duccio di Buoninsegna. The front panels make up a large enthroned Madonna and Child with saints and angels, and a predella of the Childhood of Christ with ...

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Florence, Italy)
Giotto Di Bondone - Madonna in Maest (Ognissanti Madonna)Madonna in Maest (Ognissanti Madonna)Giotto Di Bondone

Giotto was commissioned by the Ognissanti, or All-Saints, Church in Florence to create this screen painting, and it the only panel painting that has been universally accepted as his. As an altarpiece, the painting itself is vary large, over 10 feet tall. Scholars argue as to whether the piece would ...

Giotto Di Bondone - Lamentation (The Mourning of Christ)Lamentation (The Mourning of Christ)Giotto Di Bondone

This fresco beautifully exemplifies Giotto’s break with Byzantine techniques. He creates a highly emotional story with the combination of elements of traditional Byzantine paintings, such as the dimensional layout and iconography, with his stylized faces showing an emotional response to the death of...

Giotto Di Bondone - Adoration of the MagiAdoration of the MagiGiotto Di Bondone

This is a portion of the cycle of frescoes in the Arena Chapel, which is one of Giotto’s most renowned works. The scene depicts adorers greeting the baby Jesus, employing Giotto’s techniques such as the draping of cloth and the emotion on the faces of the figures in the scene, as well as the use of ...

Cimabue - CrucifixCrucifixCimabue

The Crucifix by Cimabue at Santa Croce (c. 1265) is a wooden crucifix, painted in distemper, attributed to the Florentine painter and mosaicist Cimabue, one of two large crucifixes attributed to him. The work was commissioned by the Franciscan friars of Santa Croce and is built from a complex arran...

Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce (Florence, Italy)