Cimabue’s Virgin and Child Enthroned

Probably painted for the high altar of the church of Santa Trinità, Florence, c. 1280. Tempera and gold on wood panel, 12’7″ x 7’4″ (3.53 x 2.2 m). Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.

 

 

Giotto di Bondone’s Virgin and Child Enthroned (Ognissanti Madonna)

Probably painted for the high altar of the church of the Ognissanti, Florence, 1305-1310. Tempera and gold on wood panel, 10’8″ c 6’8 1/4″ (3.53 x 2.05 m). Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.

 

 

Duccio di Buoninsegna’s Maesta Altarpiece

Made for Siena Cathedral, 1308-1311. Tempera and gold on wood, main front panel 7 x 13′ (2.13 x 4.12 m). Various museums.

 

 

Giorgio Vasari, Lives of the Artists, 1550

Cimabue and Giotto

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA

Cimabue – Italian Painter

 

artstory article

Giotto Biography and Legacy

 

encyclopedia britannica

Duccio – Italian Painter

 

National Gallery Video

Altarpieces in Context

 

Smarthistory Video

Tempera Paint

 

Smarthistory video

Cimabue, Santa Trinita Madonna

 

smarthistory video

Giotto, The Ognissanti Madonna