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By Keith Christiansen

In 2004 the Metropolitan Museum obtained a very infrequent and lovely Madonna and baby by the nice painter Duccio di Buoninsegna. Duccio, who died in 1318, has lengthy been well-known because the father of Sienese portray, and he fostered a brand new new release of gifted and leading edge painters. In paintings heritage textbooks, even if, his significant contribution to ecu portray is frequently overshadowed by way of the paintings of his modern Giotto. Christiansen examines the attention-grabbing connection among Giotto and Duccio, which he likens to Michelangelo’s courting with Raphael, or Picasso’s with Matisse, and explains the actual characteristics that make Duccio such an important artist.

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Music. 1939. Buffalo, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery 42. Lady in Blue. 1937. Philadelphia, Mrs. John Wintersteen 43- The Rococo Chair. 1946. Nice-Cimiez, Le Musee Matisse 44- The Silence Living in Houses. 1947. Paris, Private Collection 45- Plum Blossoms, Green Background. 1948.

1947. Paris, Private Collection 45- Plum Blossoms, Green Background. 1948.

Composition, The Yellow Curtain. 1915. Brussels, Monsieur Mabille 20. Window at Tangier. 191 2. Moscow, The Pushkin Museum of Fine Art 21. Portrait of Madame Matisse. 191 3. Leningrad, The State Hermitage Museum 22. The Italian Woman. 1915. New York, Private Collection 23. Portrait of Michael Stein. 1916. 41 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H '4 Vr^ j3 ll I s$i ^1 B^/ ^P ^* ^Ff . * * ^i ^^ ^M ^V^t-A. ft "'! » : *f* ' ^^m^^^^ J *'. 1 H^^_ 24. Tfo Grm? o/^. 1 916. ^IBiP York, Private Collection 25. The Painter and his Model.

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