I received my purchases very quickly and in perfect condition. Your prices are great and you have a huge selection of supplies. I will certainly shop at your site again.

carol San Diego, CA

More Testimonials »

Simone Martini

Simone Martini

(c. 1284 - 1344)
Born: Sienna, Italy
Style: Gothic Art
Famous Works:
  • Dream of St. Martin (1312-17)
  • The Blessed Agostino Novello and His Four Miracles (c.1324)
  • Annunciation with Two Saints (1333)
Simone Martini likely began his apprenticeship in the arts at a young age, but there is some debate as to whom, exactly, was his teacher. While some think that he studied under Byzantine painter Duccio di Buoninsegna, there are others who think that Martini studied under Giotto di Bondone. While Giotto was making his notable contributions to art in Florence, Simone Martini was doing the same in Siena, albeit in different ways. Martini was a master of decorative form and religious subject. Throughout his career prestigious patrons commissioned Simone Martini. These patrons included the Sienese government and King Robert of Anjou. In 1317 he completed several altarpieces, which included the elements of Giotto's seated figures, but also contain a distinctive attention to other details such as clothing and elements of interior design. In addition to working in Naples, he is known to have painted in Pisa, Orvieto, and Assisi, where he completed a set of narrative frescoes for the chapel of Saint Martin. These paintings mark the mature style of the artist, with their rich patterning, and beautiful forms, characteristic of Sienese art. One of his greatest contributions is seen in his 1333 painting of the Annunciation. In this work, the interaction between the angel and Mary is addressed by itself, taking precedence over other characters. The Virgin's gentle gesture in reaction to the angel dominates the painting, lending a sweet and poignant air to the composition. Martini is credited with influencing the future artists of Siena, helping spread knowledge of Sienese art through Italy, and helping set the stage for the emergence of the International Gothic style.
Feeling inspired? Try out these fine products…

Up to 62% Off

From $3.59

Simply Stretched Canvas Duo Packs

by Daler-Rowney

Two artist quality canvases.

From $0.86

Col-Erase Colored Pencils (Each)

by Prismacolor

THE erasable colored pencil!

Up to 52% Off

Ramon Kelley Crank Easel

by Best

Creates a focal point in any studio

Up to 42% Off

Sketching Set

by Cretacolor

Ideal for students

Up to 60% Off

Deal of the Week
(valid thru Feb 9)
 

Studio Display Easel

by Studio Designs

black, each

Display easel with adjustable height!

  Studio Display Easel

 
List: $31.58
 
Non-Member: $19.58
38% OFF
 
VIP Member: $14.84
53% OFF

Latest Product Reviews

I have used this product on my glass etchings. It gives them a nice look. It's great on wedding goblets. This really brings out the design.
- cherie j in buffalo ny
Great for illustrations!!!
- Dave Y. in Houston, TX
This is the best product for cleaning your technical pens. I also use it for cleaning my Waterman Fountain pens, and it works great!
- Professor in Somerset, NJ

Free Download for Kids

Download free coloring book pages Download FREE
coloring book
pages to color at
home or school.

View Pages »

Please wait...
Please wait...