Simone Martini (Simone Martini)( Italian painter of Siena School, heir to the artistic tradition, the largest of which was representative of Duccio.)
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He died in Avignon, where he spent the last five years of his life, he served at the papal court painter and decorator. Due to its popularity Simone Martini was working on orders and in Naples, where he was knighted, and in Assisi. He created an exquisite ornamental and aristocratic style and had a strong influence on his son-Lippo Memmi, with whom they worked in Siena.
His most famous work of Simone Martini - a picture of the Annunciation (Florence, Uffizi Gallery), written in 1333 for the chapel of the cathedral of Siena.
Unlike Duccio, Simone has worked primarily in fresco technique. Among them created fresco compositions - Madonna in Glory (1315) and the equestrian portrait Gvidorichcho yes Folano (1328, both - in the Palazzo Publico in Siena), as well as scenes from the life of St.. Martin of Tours in the chapel of the lower church of St.. Francis in Assisi.