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

Rucellai Madonna (detail)

Tempera on wood
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

The detail shows the angel at lower right. The iconographical interpretation is new in that the angels holding up the throne no longer form the crowning part of a solemn and magnificent background but are all looking towards the Virgin in attitudes of intense emotional participation.