Simone Martini in Orvieto


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Edited by Nathaniel Silver; With contributions by Machtelt Bruggen Israels, Joanna Cannon, Christopher Etheridge, Stephen Gritt, Gianfranco Pocobene, Nathaniel Silver, Carl Brandon Strehlke, and Alison Wright

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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)

Nathaniel Silver is William and Lia Poorvu Curator of the Collection and Division Head at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.


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

ISBN: 9780300262247
Publication Date: October 4, 2022
Publishing Partner: Distributed for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
240 pages, 8 3/4 x 11
110 color illus.
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