2019 06 19 Image of the week

The Allegory of Good and Bad Government is a series of three fresco panels painted by Ambrogio Lorenzetti (c. 1290 – 9 June 1348) in the Sala dei Nove in Siena’s town hall. The Council of Nine met in the this room. It is ‘one of the most revolutionary painting cycles of the 14th century’.

In January 2018 I stood in this chamber and looked in wonder at this magnificent work.  Today I’ve chosen to show a scene from Good Government as my image of the week.

Resources I’ve been referring to state (in part):

<Ambrogio is seen as an acute observer, an empirical explorer of linear and aerial perspective, a student of Classical works of art, and a political and moral philosopher.  His desire to depict spatial depth convincingly led him to an increasingly accurate rendering of space in his paintings and almost to one-point perspective in his last work, the Annunciation.>

Purchased postcard


About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.
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