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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Maesta (detail 8) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Maesta (detail 8) 1308-11
Christ Mocked (detail 2) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Christ Mocked (detail 2) 1308-11
Christ and the Samaritan 1308-11 2 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Christ and the Samaritan 1308-11 2
Slaughter of the Innocents (detail) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Slaughter of the Innocents (detail) 1308-11
Wedding at Cana (detail) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Wedding at Cana (detail) 1308-11
Disputation with the Doctors 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Disputation with the Doctors 1308-11
Maesta, altarpiece of Siena cathedral, front, predella... - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Maesta, altarpiece of Siena cathedral, front, predella...
Madonna and Child 1280s - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Madonna and Child 1280s
DUCCIO Di Buoninsegna - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
DUCCIO Di Buoninsegna
Christ Before Pilate Again (detail) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Christ Before Pilate Again (detail) 1308-11
Maesta (detail 4) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Maesta (detail 4) 1308-11
Gualino Madonna after 1285 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Gualino Madonna after 1285
Entry into Jerusalem (detail) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Entry into Jerusalem (detail) 1308-11
Pilate's First Interrogation of Christ 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Pilate's First Interrogation of Christ 1308-11
Temptation on the Mount (detail) - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Temptation on the Mount (detail)
Disputation with the Doctors (detail) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Disputation with the Doctors (detail) 1308-11
Life of Mary - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Life of Mary
Pilate Washing his Hands (detail) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Pilate Washing his Hands (detail) 1308-11
Death of the Virgin (detail) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Death of the Virgin (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
Ezekiel 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Ezekiel 1308-11
Maesta (detail 9) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Maesta (detail 9) 1308-11
Funeral 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.ducciodibuoninsegna.org
Funeral 1308-11

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