FRANCESCO DI GIORGIO MARTINI
(b. 1439, Siena, d. 1502, Siena)

Birth of the Virgin

1488-94
Fresco, 454 x 552 cm
Sant'Agostino, Siena

Francesco di Giorgio painted two scenes, the Nativity and the Birth of the Virgin, for the decoration of the chapel of family Bichi. Executed with a particular grisaille technique, the frescoes are the culmination of the artist's career as a painter.