(b. ca. 1290, Siena, d. 1348, Siena)

Madonna of Vico l'Abate

Tempera on wood, 149 x 78 cm
Museo di Arte Sacra, San Casciano in Val di Pesa (Florence)

Created for the church of Sant'Angelo in Vico l'Abate, this Madonna is considered to be the earliest work of Ambrogio Lorenzetti. It shows all components of his art: Byzantine art, the plasticity of a Duecento Sienese relief and the dynamism of Giovanni Pisano. The painting possesses great monumentality, and if the style is thoroughly Sienese, the design indicates close attention to the works of Florentine contemporaries.

The panel was restored in 1936, its frame is original.

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