DUCCIO di Buoninsegna
(b. ca. 1255, Siena, d. 1319, Siena)
Healing of the Blind Man (detail)1308-11
Tempera on wood
National Gallery, London
The picture shows a detail of the architecture.
In the scene of the Healing of the Blind Man, there are at least two artists at work: Duccio was responsible for the design and part of the execution, for example the face of Christ. The draperies and the Apostles seem to have been painted by assistants. An unidentified painter, expert in the depiction of architecture, painted the buildings. He is probably Simone Martini, who almost certainly trained with Duccio; some of the architecture is very similar to that in Simone's Blessed Agostino Novello Altarpiece.