Gothic Painters‎ Archive

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Simone Martini was an Italian painter born in Siena in 1284. Throughout his life, he contributed majorly in gothic style paintings.  He is thought to be the one of the earliest gothic artists. He produced many paintings and frescoes. His main style which differentiates his work from the rest is the spatial depictions of scenes and the use of bright, reflective gold texture. In his major works like The Annunciation, Saint Catherine of Alexandria Polyptych, Virgin and Child with Saints and Christ Discovered in the Temple, he has used the reflective golden texture to emphasize the painting with an attractive way. Additionally, in his time pigments like gold and ultramarine were very costly and the use of those colors were regarded as a reflection of […]

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