DUCCIO di Buoninsegna
(b. ca. 1255, Siena, d. 1319, Siena)

Temptation on the Mountain (detail)

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.