The Sienese Pinacotheque

The Sienese Pinacotheque

This tour is about paintings, about the mane role of paintings into the life of this wonderful city. About monastic orders and aristocratic families, who commissioned paintings, about a society which main expression was the Art.
The artists nowadays still use the colour called burnt siena deriving from the sienese soil and used by Duccio, Simone Martini, Lorenzetti brothers, representing the Gothic dream, Taddeo di Bartolo, who who introduced to the world the sienese way of painting, Stefano di Giovanni, known as Sassetta and his 15 century colleagues Francesco di Giorgio Martini, Matteo di Giovanni, the 16 century represented by the follower of Leonardo da Vinci, Sodoma and the master of colours and composition Domenico Beccafumi. A very long list of painters!!!! Their works of art are preserved in the sienese Gallery called Pinacotheque.

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