SIMONE MARTINI
(b. 1280/85, Siena, d. 1344, Avignon)

Miraculous Mass (detail)

1320-25
Fresco, 68 x 56 cm (size of detail)
Cappella di San Martino, Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi

The scene is a masterful composition of volumes and shapes with the linear elements (the candlesticks and the decoration of the altar-cloth) alternating with the solid structures of the altar and the dais, beneath a barrel-vaulted ceiling.