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


Tempera on wood, 218 x 118 cm
Chiesa dei Servi, Bologna

Painted with Cimabue.The Bologna altarpiece and the Gualino Madonna anticipate the skill Duccio was to show in modifying the traits of his teacher, softening the over-harsh contrasts of line and colour.