Duccio di Buoninsegna (c. 1255-1260 - c. 1318-1319) was one of the most influential Italian artists of his time. Born in Siena, Tuscany, he worked mostly with pigment and egg tempera and like most of his contemporaries he painted religious subject matters. He has influenced Simone Martini and the brothers Ambrogio and Pietro Lorenzetti, among others.

His works include the Rucellai Madonna (1285) for Santa Maria Novella (now in the Uffizi) and the fabled Maesta (1308-11), his masterpiece, for Siena's cathedral. The centre of the Maesta depicts the Virgin and Child enthroned and surrounded by angels and saints. He also painted a work known as the Stoclet Madonna, the name stemming from its previous ownership by Stoclet in his collection in Brussels. The Madonna, painted on a wooden panel around the year 1300, was purchased in November 2004 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for an estimated sum of 45 million USD, the most expensive purchase ever by the museum. In 2006 James Beck, a scholar at Columbia University, stated that he believes the painting is a nineteenth century forgery; the Metropolitan Museum's curator of European Paintings has disputed Beck's assertion. (From Wikipedia)

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Christ and the Samaritan 1308-11 2 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Christ and the Samaritan 1308-11 2
DUCCIO Di Buoninsegna - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
DUCCIO Di Buoninsegna
Maesta, altarpiece of Siena cathedral, front, predella... - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Maesta, altarpiece of Siena cathedral, front, predella...
Parting from St John (detail) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Parting from St John (detail) 1308-11
Gualino Madonna after 1285 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Gualino Madonna after 1285
Christ Before Pilate Again (detail) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Christ Before Pilate Again (detail) 1308-11
Life of Mary - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Life of Mary
Christ Mocked (detail 2) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Christ Mocked (detail 2) 1308-11
Christ before Annas and Peter Denying Jesus - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Christ before Annas and Peter Denying Jesus
Maesta (detail 4) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Maesta (detail 4) 1308-11
Wedding at Cana (detail) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Wedding at Cana (detail) 1308-11
Slaughter of the Innocents (detail) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Slaughter of the Innocents (detail) 1308-11
Christ Taken Prisoner (detail 2) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Christ Taken Prisoner (detail 2) 1308-11
Entry into Jerusalem (detail) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Entry into Jerusalem (detail) 1308-11
Disputation with the Doctors (detail) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Disputation with the Doctors (detail) 1308-11
Maesta, altarpiece of Siena cathedral, front, predella... - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Maesta, altarpiece of Siena cathedral, front, predella...
Presentation in the Temple 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Presentation in the Temple 1308-11
Funeral 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Funeral 1308-11
Death of the Virgin (detail) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Death of the Virgin (detail) 1308-11
Maesta (detail 9) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Maesta (detail 9) 1308-11
Maesta (detail 5) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Maesta (detail 5) 1308-11
Ezekiel 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Ezekiel 1308-11
Madonna and Child (no. 593) 1280s - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Madonna and Child (no. 593) 1280s
Last Supper (detail) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Last Supper (detail) 1308-11

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