DUCCIO di Buoninsegna
(b. ca. 1255, Siena, d. 1319, Siena)
Gualino Madonnaafter 1285
Tempera on wood, 157 x 86 cm
Galleria Sabauda, Turin
The Gualino Madonna and the Bologna altarpiece anticipate the skill Duccio was to show in modifying the traits of his teacher, softening the over-harsh contrasts of line and colour.