Vernon Lee (Violet Paget)

Simone Martini

Simone Martini

 1284~1344. An Italian painter in the Baroque period. He was from Sienna. The major works of his are Annunciation and others.
 In Euphorion and other works, Vernon Lee mentions Simone. He is one of her favorite artists.
 There is a chapter entiled 'Siena and Simon Martini' in Genius Loci. Here, deploring the fact that many of Martini's works are modified by the later generations, she writes on his masterpeice Annunciation: "His "Annunciation" is one of the rarest and loveliest pictures of the Uffizi." Also, she writes there is "perfect fulfillment" in his works.


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