Simone Martini Essay

772 words - 3 pages

Simone MartiniSimone Martini was an Italian painter and a master of the Sienese school. He was active during the 13th and the 14th centuries and is thought of to be a pupil of Duccio. It is known he died August 4, 1344 in Avignon. "If we are to believe Vasari, who tells us that on Simone's tomb there was an epitaph stating that he had died at the age of sixty, then the artist must have been born around 1284" (Kren). He lived most of his life in Sienna (where he was born) and Tuscany, later he spent time in Avignon, where he perished. Simone Martini is remembered for the continuance of the techniques and "the sophisticated colour harmonies implicit in Duccio's" work yet assembled an individual style of his own to be recognized and remembered(Kren). "He developed the use of outline for the sake of linear rhythm" and later incorporated a gothic spirituality in his work (Kren). The Maesta, one of Simone's first commissioned works for the Palazzo Pubblico's Council Chamber in Siena, successfully solved the techniques for indicating three-dimensional space. " Simone unites the composition through the subtle relation of interweaving diagonals, and diagonally directed curves; these are carried out with remarkable consistency in the figures and drapery patterns, from the base line up to the off-center placing of the angels who hold a heavenly crown above the enthroned saint" (Hartt, 109). Also in the "Palazzo Pubblico one of his most celebrated works, the fresco of Guidoriccio da Fogliano, a commemoration of the conquest of the castle of Montemassi in 1328 (the date, "MCCCXXVIII," under the fresco refers to the conquest and not to the fresco)" (Kren). This painting, depicts Guidoriccio on the scene of battle leading the Sienese troops after having reconquered the rebellious Caste of Montemassi in 1228-1230, verifies a noteworthy and eminent political occurrence of militant significance. "In the 1970s, the famous fresco, which had always been, considered the greatest example of Martini's artistic excellence, was re-attributed to a much later artist. The controversy that followed this re-attribution, further stimulated by the discovery of a fresco below the Guidoriccio (a very beautiful one, and certainly much older as can be seen from the overlapping of the intonaco), turned into an animated diatribe that has not...

Find Another Essay On Simone Martini

Rucellai Madonna, Duccio Essay

1319 words - 5 pages an architectural setting and that shows perspective. All these aspects show a beginning of Renaissance Art.His influence can be seen in the work of many other painters, including Simone Martini and the brothers Ambrogio and Pietro Lorenzetti. These painters follow the tradition of Duccio's Sienese School. You could also say that Duccio influenced every painter nowadays, since his way of painting was a start of Renaissance art.In present time

art history Essay

4390 words - 18 pages Feet of Peter (Gospel of Otto III, 1000 AD), Prophet Jeremiah (St. Pierre at Moissac, 12th C), Last Judgment (St. Lazare, Autun, Gislebertus, 12th C), Mission of the Apostles at Vezelay (12th C), Jamb Statues on Royal Portal at Chartres, St. Francis altarpiece (Berlinghieri), Annunciation by Simone Martini, Madonna with the Long Neck (Parmigianino), Burial of Count Orgaz (El Greco), Isenheim Altarpiece (Grunewald), Third of May, 1808 (Goya), Saturn

When the Bubble Burst

1539 words - 6 pages By the time I arrived state side from my second tour in the Middle East the housing bubble had already burst. I noticed a drastic change in the way that many of my friends and family were living. Several of my friends that worked in real estate had sold their boats and seconds houses. My own stock portfolio had lost a third of its value. My sister and her husband had defaulted on their home mortgage leaving them scrambling for a place to live. I

phase diagram

4456 words - 18 pages Introduction: Chemical equilibrium is a crucial topic in Chemistry. To represent and model equilibrium, the thermodynamic concept of Free energy is usually used. For a multi-component system the Gibbs free energy is a function of Pressure, Temperature and quantity (mass, moles) of each component. If one of these parameters is changed, a state change to a more energetically favorable state will occur. This state has the lowest free energy

Revolutionary Work of Art

1890 words - 8 pages Walter Benjamin emphasizes in his essay, “The Work of Art in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility” that technology used to make an artwork has changed the way it was received, and its “aura”. Aura represents the originality and authenticity of a work of art that has not been reproduced. The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican is an example of a work that has been and truly a beacon of art. It has brought a benefit and enlightenment to the art

Enlightenment Thought in New Zealand Schools

1594 words - 6 pages In this essay I will be looking at how the political and intellectual ideas of the enlightenment have shaped New Zealand Education. I will also be discussing the perennial tension of local control versus central control of education, and how this has been affected by the political and intellectual ideas of the enlightenment. The enlightenment was an intellectual movement, which beginnings of were marked by the Glorious Revolution in Britain

Psychological Egoism Theory

2240 words - 9 pages The theory of psychological egoism is indeed plausible. The meaning of plausible in the context of this paper refers to the validity or the conceivability of the theory in question, to explain the nature and motivation of human behavior (Hinman, 2007). Human actions are motivated by the satisfaction obtained after completing a task that they are involved in. For example, Mother Teresa was satisfied by her benevolent actions and

How Celtic Folkore has Influenced My Family

1587 words - 6 pages Every family has a unique background that influences the way they live and interact with other people. My parents, who emigrated from Ireland to the States with my three brothers in 1989, brought over their own Celtic folklore and traditions that have helped shaped the way our family operates and lives. One aspect of folklore that has helped shape my family dynamic is the Celtic cross—both its background and what role it has played in our lives

Julia Margaret Cameron

1406 words - 6 pages At a time when women were looked upon as being homemakers, wives, mothers and such the late 1850's presented a change in pace for one woman in specific. Photography was discovered in 1826 and soon after the phenomenon of photography was being experimented with and in turn brought new and different ways of photo taking not only as documenting real time, but also conceptualizing a scene in which an image would be taken. Julia Margaret Cameron will

Evaluation of School Improvement

1403 words - 6 pages The evaluation process should be progressive to incorporate overall planning, implement changes, which contribute to success. In order to focus on school climate and norms, the evaluation design must include the students, instructions, and outcomes to improve communication and building-level concerns to be address in this response. School Climate and Social Norms The school principal, other staff leaders, and personnel set the tone and the

Case Study: The Benefits of Animal Testing

1757 words - 7 pages Nine year old Amy has already had a rough start in life. She was born with an abnormal heart that hinders her everyday activities. Amy is unable to keep up with kids her own age because she often tires out easily. As a consequence, she has very little friends and is often alone. Amy is forced to take different medications everyday just to survive. Amy’s life consists of medicine, doctors, and constant hospital visits. However, Amy is due for a

Similar Essays

Gothic Art Essay

754 words - 4 pages Simone Martini was an Italian Painter. He was born in Siena in the year of 1284. He played a great role in the development of the International Gothic style. His brother-in-law was Lippo Memmi, an artist, who he influenced. One of his most renowned pieces of work was the Maesta of 1315. Maesta means the “Virgin and Child in Majesty”. This picture depicts how art, war, politics, and miracles mix. His art is noted for being styled, soft

The Annunciation Explored Through Era Of The Of Italian Renaissance

1831 words - 8 pages depiction of the Annunciation and symbolism in the period of the Italian Renaissance and pay particular attention towards the development of the focus on spiritualism towards naturalism through the refined language of expression and gesture from the 14th century to the late 15th century. As a student of Duccio di Buoninsegna who was an Italian artist and actively worked in the city of Siena, Tuscany, Simone Martini's most famous painting "The

A Comparison Of Barna Di Siena’s Mystic Marriage Of Saint Catherine And Rogier Van Der Weyden’s Saint Luke Drawing The Virgin And Child

1519 words - 6 pages . Originating in Italy, the Renaissance began in the mid to late 13th century. Barna da Siena was one of the early Renaissance artists influenced by Duccio di Buoninsegna and Simone Martini. Barna di Siena’s painting is dated around 1340 and Rogier van der Weyden’s painting was painted nearly a century later around 1435. Rogier van der Weyden had the advantage of development in perspective and modeling that developed over time, but was also from the

Giorgione's "Laura" 1506; Courtsean Or Marriage Portrait?

1608 words - 6 pages been suggested that the famed portrait of Petrarch's Laura by Simone Martini could have provided a source of inspiration and a literary model for Giorgione's Laura. However, most renaissance intellectuals are aware that Petrarch's Laura was a woman of golden hair, pearly white skin and sparkling blue eyes. Alternatively Giorgione's Laura depicts quite the opposite; dark hair and dark eyes. Moreover it is imperative to note that the title by which