Title: Rucellai Madonna
Artist: Duccio da Buoninsegna
Date:  1285
Location:  Uffizi Museum in Florence
Medium: Tempera and gold on wood
Approximate Dimensions of work: 450×290
The Rucellai Madonna was painted by Duccio da Buoninsegna in 1285. It was painted for the Rucellai Chapel of Santa Maria Novella until it was placed in the Uffizi museum. The artist included techniques used in traditional Italian paintings along with some new aspects to this Madonna and Child, the new stylizations eventually became a fixture of Sienese art. The  curving outlines and movement of the ends of Mary’s cloak were new. The style of the throne indicates influence from beyond the Alp mountains. Also new was the iconographical use of the angels, instead of holding up the throne as part of the background, they are all bent toward the Virgin in reverence.

Web Gallery of Art, Image Collection, Virtual Museum, Searchable Database of European Fine Arts (1000-1850). Web. 13 Apr. 2010. <http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/d/duccio/buoninse/ruccelai/3ruccela.html&gt;.

“Madonna and Child | Duccio Di Buoninsegna | All | European Paintings | Collection Database | Works of Art | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: Metmuseum.org. Web. 13 Apr. 2010. <http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/collection_database/european_paintings/madonna_and_child/objectView.aspx?&OID=110003462&collID=11&vw=0&gt;.

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