Late Gothic art in Siena

Duccio, Maesta
Many, many panels made up this massive altarpiece. Dedicated to Mary, it stood in the crossing of Siena Cathedral.

Duccio, Maesta

Simone Martini, Annunciation, 1333
Girl, interrupted—Mary’s initial reaction to Gabriel adds human experience to the dignity and grace of this scene.

Simone Martini, Annunciation