The Museum was inaugurated inside Buonsignori Brigidi Palace in 1932 with the scientific sort of Cesare Brandi, who published the catalog in 1933. The original nucleus of the gallery came to the passionate work of two sienese abbots, Giuseppe Ciaccheri and Luigi de Angelis.They were able to collect the most significant paintings of the Sienese painters between 1750 and 1810. The National Art Gallery of Siena is one of the most important Italian museums especially for its collection of paintings of senese fourteenth and fifteenth centuries The great art of Siena from Duccio to Lorenzetti, Simone Martini to Sassetta, from Francesco di Giorgio to Matteo di Giovanni toward Sodoma and Beccafumi, find among this museums walls a chronological development nearly complete, from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century.
The museum begins on the second floor where the paintings are exhibited by the beginnings of Sienese painting until the second half of the fifteenth century: Duccio, Simone Martini, Pietro and Ambrogio Lorenzetti (fourteenth century), Sano di Pietro, Giovanni di Paolo, Sassetta, Matteo Giovanni and Francesco di Giorgio (fifteenth century), only to name the most famous. The first floor houses the works of the sixteenth century, Sodoma and Beccafumi, the most important exponents of Sienese Mannerism . A recent development shows the collection of works by Sienese artists active between the end of the 500 and the following century (Francesco Vanni, Alessandro Casolari, Rutilio Manetti, Bernardino Mei).
Where: via San Pietro,29 SIENA
Opening times: Monday, Sunday and holidays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m./ from Tuesday to Saturday from 8.15 a.m. to 7.15 p.m.
For information and reservation contact: +39 0577 286143
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