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ID: 500029357
 
Record Type: Person
Martini, Simone (Italian painter, ca. 1284-1344)

Note: Martini was active as a painter in central Italy (mostly Siena), Naples and Avignon and he is considered one of the outstanding painters of 14th-century Europe. He is known for his grand formal altarpieces involving a range of decorative techniques that were simply beyond the reach of most of his contemporaries.His documented oeuvre is also noteworthy for its rich contrasts, moving freely between descriptive realism and abstract decoration, thus revealing a restless and innovative artistic temperament. Outstanding works include his "Maestà" (1315 and 1321), the altarpiece of "St. Louis of Toulouse" (1317), and the fresco decoration and stained glass designs for the Chapel of St. Martin in the lower church of S. Francesco, Assisi. Although he is better documented than most of his peers, there are still remain many questions regarding chronology and attribution. He may have trained in the workshop of Duccio.

Names:
Martini, Simone (preferred,V,index,LC)
Simone Martini (V,display)
Martini, Simone di (V)
Martino, Simone di (V)
Memmi, Simone (V)
Memmi, Simon (V)
Menimi, Simone (V)
Mommi, Simone (V)
Simone Memmi of Sienna (V)
Simone Di Martino (V)
Simone di Martino (U)
Di Martino, Simone (U)

Nationalities:
Italian (preferred)
Sienese

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
fresco painter

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Siena (Siena province, Tuscany, Italy) (inhabited place)
Died:  Avignon (Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   he was at the Papal court in Avignon from ca. 1430 to his death in 1344  Avignon (Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
collaborated with ....  Lippo Memmi  Memmi and Martini both signed the "Annunciation" of 1333
................................  (Italian painter, active 1317-ca. 1350) [500031555]
patron was ....  Orsini family  
..................  (Italian family of patrons, active from the 12th century) [500121821]
patron was ....  Orsini, Napoleone  
..................  (Italian patron and cardinal, ca. 1263-1342) [500121828]
sibling by marriage (in-law) of ....  Lippo Memmi  
......................................................  (Italian painter, active 1317-ca. 1350) [500031555]
sibling of ....  Donato Martini  
..................  (Italian painter, died 1347) [500011175]
student of ....  Duccio  
..................  (Italian painter, ca. 1255-before 1319) [500029165]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Martini, Simone (I)

Biographies:
(Italian painter, ca. 1284-1344) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist, 1283-1344) ..... [GRL]
(Italian painter) ..... [Grove Art]
(Italian painter (artist), ca.1284-ca.1344) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(Italian painter, 1283-1344) ..... [AVERY]
(Italian artist, 1280/1285?-1344) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(Italian painter, ca.1284-1344) ..... [PROV]
(Italian painter, ca.1284-1344) ..... [GRLPSC]
(Italian painter, ca.1284-1344) ..... [BHA]
(Italian artist, 1280/5(?)-1344) ..... [WCP]
(Italian artist, 1284-1344) ..... [WCI]
(Italian, ca. 1284-1344) ..... [JPGM]
(Italian painter, 1283-1344) ..... [AVERY]

Sources and Contributors:
Di Martino, Simone ........ [GRL]
.....................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50066929
Martini, Simone ........ [AVERY Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC, Grove Art Preferred, JPGM Preferred, PROV, VP Preferred, WCI Preferred]
................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 23 Oct 2003
................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50066929
................................  Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists (2000) 440
Martini, Simone di ........ [VP]
....................................  Getty Research Library Photo Archive database
Martino, Simone di ........ [GRL, VP]
....................................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50066929
Memmi, Simon ........ [VP]
..........................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Memmi, Simone ........ [GRL, VP]
............................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50066929
Menimi, Simone ........ [VP]
..............................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Mommi, Simone ........ [VP]
............................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Simone Di Martino ........ [WL-Courtauld Preferred]
...................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Simone di Martino ........ [GRL]
..................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50066929
Simone Martini ........ [BHA Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, GRL, GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art, PROV Preferred, VP, WL-Courtauld]
..............................  Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: A list (1932)
..............................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
..............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..............................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
..............................  Witt Library, Authority files
Simone Memmi of Sienna ........ [PROV]
...........................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CL-Courtauld, GRL, GRLPSC, Grove Art, JPGM, PROV, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: A list (1932)
....................  Bolaffi, Dizionario dei pittori italiani (1972-1976)
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987)
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Getty Research Library Photo Archive database
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 23 Oct 2003
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Martindale, Simone Martini (1988)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
....................  Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists (2000) 440
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CL-Courtauld, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 23 Oct 2003
.......... Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
.......... Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists (2000) 440
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