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Sienese Painting

The Art of a City-Republic (1278-1477)

Timothy Hyman



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Thames & Hudson
01 December 2003
Series: World of Art
For two centuries, the city-republic of Siena was home to a brilliant succession of painters who produced some of the greatest masterpieces of all time. This overview is an essential introduction to this extraordinary artistic tradition. Taking a broadly chronological approach, it moves from the fourteenth-century Siena of Duccio, Simone Martini and the Lorenzetti brothers, to the fifteenth-century city of Sassetta and Giovanni di Paolo.

Perceptive visual analysis of the distinctive styles and conventions of Sienese painting is combined with clear explanations of traditional techniques such as fresco and tempera. The works are also placed in their social and religious context through discussion of Siena's system of government, its civic consciousness, the importance of the Franciscan movement and the cults of local saints.

An accomplished writer as well as a practising artist, Timothy Hyman brings breadth of knowledge and experience to this extensively illustrated book, brilliantly conveying his personal enthusiasm for Sienese art.
By:   Timothy Hyman
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 150mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   440g
ISBN:   9780500203729
ISBN 10:   0500203725
Series:   World of Art
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 December 2003
Audience:   College/higher education ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Timothy Hyman is a practising artist, author and curator. Among his previous books is Bonnard, also in the World of Art series.

Reviews for Sienese Painting: The Art of a City-Republic (1278-1477)

'Required reading for anyone visiting the city' - The Spectator 'A work of enthralled advocacy' - Tom Lubbock, The Evening Standard

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