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 Simone Martini (1280-1344) Italian, Sienese

Detail of Saints - part of  La Maesta c. 1315 Madonna with Angels and Saints, a 1315  fresco located in the Palazzo Pubblico.

 This wonderful painting is housed in the famous Civic Museum inside the Palazzo Pubblico overlooking the Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy. The Palazzo Pubblico was built in the early 1300s by the Government of Nove. It is a masterpiece of  Gothic urban architecture. In the Great Council Hall there are extraordinary frescoes by Simone Martini depicting a beautiful Maestą and next door, in the Hall of Nine there is the amazing fresco cycle by Ambrogio Lorenzetti showing the Allegory and Effects of Good and Bad Government.

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