DUCCIO di Buoninsegna
(b. ca. 1255, Siena, d. 1319, Siena)
Healing of the Blind Man (scene 7)1308-11
Tempera on wood, 45 x 47 cm
National Gallery, London
This panel is on the back predella of the Maestà.
The use of space through a delicate balance of scene is to be found in the Healing of the Blind Man. The followers of Christ are grouped in front of a massive crenellated building, while the figure of the blind man, repeated in two distinct narrative moments, is placed in a more open area: the short stretch of road.