Simone Martini in Orvieto (Hardcover)

Simone Martini in Orvieto By Nathaniel Silver (Editor), Machtelt Bruggen Israels (Contributions by), Joanna Cannon (Contributions by), Christopher Etheridge (Contributions by), Stephen Gritt (Contributions by), Gianfranco Pocobene (Contributions by), Carl Brandon Strehlke (Contributions by), Alison Wright (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Nathaniel Silver (Editor), Machtelt Bruggen Israels (Contributions by), Joanna Cannon (Contributions by), Christopher Etheridge (Contributions by), Stephen Gritt (Contributions by), Gianfranco Pocobene (Contributions by), Carl Brandon Strehlke (Contributions by), Alison Wright (Contributions by)
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New insights into the innovative multimedia work and early career of fourteenth-century Italian painter Simone Martini

Painter to popes, princes, and scions of Renaissance dynasties, Simone Martini (ca. 1284–1344) transformed Western painting with his groundbreaking devotional images and masterful manipulation of gold. This beautifully illustrated book highlights the astonishing novelty of his paintings in terms of their construction, multimedia techniques, and imagery. A focus of the book—the first on Simone Martini in English in over thirty years—is the work that he produced for churches in the Umbrian city of Orvieto, a papal refuge and stronghold of the Guelph political faction. The publication sheds light on Simone’s early career and technical accomplishments with extended catalogue entries for three Orvieto altarpieces and a painting of private devotion, including the results of new scientific analysis for the Gardner works. Leading scholars consider Simone’s patrons, artistic accomplishments, and contributions to the development of the polyptych altarpiece.

Distributed for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum


Exhibition Schedule:

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
(October 13, 2022–January 16, 2023)

About the Author


Joanna Cannon is reader in the history of art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780300262247
Publisher: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Publication Date: October 4th, 2022
Pages: 240
Language: English