The world of the early Sienese painter / Hayden B.J. Maginnis ; with a translation of the Sienese Breve dell'Arte del pittori by Gabriele Erasmi.

"Siena of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries was one of the great cities of Europe and its artists - Duccio, Simone Martini, and Ambrogio and Pietro Lorenzetti - were among those who reshaped the nature and place of painting first in Italy, then across Europe. Drawing on the extraordinary...

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Main Author: Maginnis, Hayden B. J.
Corporate Author: Arte dei pittori (Siena).
Other Authors: Erasmi, Gabriele.
Format: Book
Published: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, [2001]
Table of Contents:
  • The Painter's City
  • The Background
  • Siena Under the Nine (1287-1355)
  • Civic Christianity
  • Other Aspects of the Faith
  • Charitable Foundations
  • The Guilds of Siena
  • In Retrospect
  • The Painter's Place
  • Family Matters
  • Where Did Painters Live?
  • Numbers
  • Matters Financial: Property and Dowries
  • Matters Financial: Income and Comparative Costs
  • Matters Financial: The Price of Altarpieces
  • Guido Cinatti
  • A Question of Status
  • The Painter's Craft: Conditions and Constraints
  • The Painters' Guild and Working Arrangements
  • Techniques
  • Forms and Formats
  • The Imponderables of Circumstance
  • The Question of Drawings
  • Painters and Projects, Major and Minor
  • The Other Economy of Art
  • Patronage of the Commune
  • The Cathedral
  • The Ospedale di Santa Maria della Scala
  • Private Patronage
  • Parish Churches, Convents, Confraternities, and Charitable Institutions
  • The Sienese Abroad
  • Some General Observations
  • The Painter's World
  • Foreign Powers
  • A Sense of Beauty/A Sense of Order
  • An Age of Vision
  • Artistic Progress?
  • Painters and Texts
  • Statute of the Sienese Painters' Guild of Siena
  • Placing Painters
  • New Documents on Painters' Property
  • The Minor Masters: Notes on Some Sources
  • A Sampling of Payments for Decorating Book Covers Under the Nine.