Pinacoteca Nazionale (Siena)

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Pinacoteca Nazionale
Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena
Pinacoteca 03.JPG
The exterior view
Established 1932
Location Via San Pietro 29, Siena, Italy
Website www.pinacotecanazionale.siena.it

The Pinacoteca Nazionale is a national museum in Siena, Tuscany, Italy. Inaugurated in 1932, it houses especially late medieval and Renaissance paintings from Italian artists. It is housed in the Brigidi and Buonsignori palaces in the city's center: the former, built in the 14th century, it is traditionally identified as the Pannocchieschi (it) family's residence. The Palazzo Bichi-Buonsignori, although built in the 15th century, has a 19th-century neo-medieval façade based on the city's Palazzo Pubblico.

The gallery has one of the largest collections of Sienese paintings with gold backgrounds from the 14th and 15th centuries.[1]

Works in the gallery include:

Other artists represented include Ugolino di Nerio, Pietro Lorenzetti, Sassetta, Domenico di Bartolo, Taddeo di Bartolo, Francesco di Giorgio Martini, Matteo di Giovanni, Neroccio di Bartolomeo

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mauro Civai, Enrico Toti, Siena cuore medievale d'Europa. Alsaba Edizioni, 2004 ISBN 88-85331-08-4 page 103

Sources[edit]

  • Civai, Mauro; Enrico Toti (2004). Siena cuore medievale d'Europa. Il sogno gotico. Siena: Alsaba Edizioni. ISBN 88-85331-08-4. 

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Coordinates: 43°18′56″N 11°19′50″E / 43.31556°N 11.33056°E / 43.31556; 11.33056