DUCCIO di Buoninsegna
(b. ca. 1255, Siena, d. 1319, Siena)
Temptation on the Mountain (detail)1308-11
Tempera on wood
Frick Collection, New York
The imaginative power of the architecture, in clear and luminous shades, is extraordinary: loggias and battlements alternate with round belltowers, red-tiled roofs and Gothic windows, all protected by solid encircling walls.