Master of Badia a IsolaLate XIIIth century

Fondazione Musei Senesi

Fondazione Musei Senesi

The large panel Cimabue-esque style, once at Badia a Isola (Monteriggioni), is the most challenging and fascinating artwork of an unknown Sienese master (the so-called "Master of Badia a Isola") active at the end of the XIIIth century by the workshop Duccio of Buoninsegna. The influence of Giotto is demonstrated by the construction of the marble throne, a concrete, three-dimensional volumetric efficiency, and the austere presentation of the characters in a tone of delicate solemnit where still many Byzanthin elements still survive.

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  • Title: Maestà
  • Date Created: Late XIIIth century
  • painter: "Badia a Isola Master"
  • collocation: Colle di Val d'Elsa, Civic and Diocesan Sacred Art Museum, Province of Siena
  • Place Part Of: Province of Siena
  • Physical Dimensions: w125 x h204 cm
  • Artist Biography: The anonimous painter - whose name comes from this masterpiece once in Badia a Isola (Monteriggioni) was active at the end of the XIIIth century in the narrow circle of Duccio of Buoninsegna, which records some important innovations developed in the eighties by contact with the works of Cimabue and the young Giotto.
  • Type: tempera on panel
  • Rights: Comune di Colle di Val d'Elsa; Curia Arcivescovile di Siena, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Montalcino; Fondazione Musei Senesi, Fondazione Musei Senesi
  • External Link: Fondazione Musei Senesi