Simone Martini

c. 1280-1344 Italy/Medieval

 

Brief Biography-Simone Martini who was born in Siena had a profound influence on his successors and the school of Sienese painters. It is disputed that he was, according to Vasari, a pupil of Giotto, it has been agreed by most scholars that he was an unswerving pupil of Duccio. There doesn’t appear to be any reference to Duccio in Vasari’s account of Martini. He was however influenced by the works of the sculptor Giovanni Pisano who was close to Giotto. There is a strong influence of the French Gothic art in his works. He did many works, one of his most noted being the Annunciation, painted with his brother-in-law Lippo Memmi at the Uffizi, Florence. Vasari states that Simone went to Rome with Giotto and worked at the court of the Pope where he did the Navicella in mosaic amongst other works under the influence of Giotto.
He died in 1344 in Avignon where he spent the last years of his life, there he painted The Madonna Laura, the Return of Christ from the Temple (in the Liverpool gallery) and many more.

 

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agostino novello
altarpiece

agostino novello altarpiece

altar of saint louis
of toulouse

altar of saint louis of toulouse

angel of the
annunciation

angel of the annunciation

annunciation and
two saints

annunciation and two saints

blessed agostino
novello altarpiece

blessed agostino novello altarpiece


blessing christ

blessing christ


boston polyptych

boston polyptych

burial of saint martin
sc10

burial of saint martin sc10

carrying
of the cross

carrying of the cross

christ returning
to his parents

christ returning to his parents

consecration of
the chapel

consecration of the chapel


crucifix

crucifix


crucifixion

crucifixion

death of saint martin
scene Nine

death of saint martin scene Nine


deposition

deposition

division of
the cloak

division of the cloak

dream of
saint martin

dream of saint martin


entombment

entombment

figure of
a saint

figure of a saint

guidoriccio
da fogliano

guidoriccio da fogliano

half length figure
of a saint

half length figure of a saint


madonna with child

madonna with child

madonna and child
and saint ladislau

madonna and child between saint stephen and saint ladislau

madonna and child
from l d arbia

madonna and child from lucignano d arbia

madonna
and child

madonna and child

madonna and child
with angels

madonna and child with angels and the saviour


madonna of mercy

madonna of mercy by Simone Martini

madonna with angels
and saints

madonna with angels and saints


meditation scene six

meditation scene six

miracle of the
resurrected child

miracle of the resurrected child scene five

miraculous mass
scene seven

miraculous mass scene seven


orvieto polyptych

orvieto polyptych


petrarch's virgil

petrarch's virgil


polyptych

polyptych

polyptych of santa
caterina

polyptych of santa caterina


saint andrew

saint andrew

saint anthony of
padua

saint anthony of padua and saint francis

saint catherine and
saint lucy

saint catherine and saint lucy

saint clare and saint
elizabeth of hungary

saint clare and saint elizabeth of hungary

saint francis and
saint louis

saint francis and saint louis of toulouse

saint john the
evangelist

saint john the evangelist

saint ladislaus king
of hungary

saint ladislaus king of hungary

saint louis of france
and of toulouse

saint louis of france and saint louis of toulouse


saint luke

saint luke

saint martin is
knighted scene three

saint martin is knighted scene three

saint mary magdalen
and saint catherine

saint mary magdalen and saint catherine of alexandria

scenes from the life
of saint martin

scenes from the life of saint martin

the life of saint
martin

the life of saint martin

the virgin of the
annunciation

the virgin of the annunciation

virgin of the
annunciation

virgin of the annunciation