DuccioDuccio di Buoninsegna
(c.1260-c.1319) was probably the most influential Sienese
artist of his time. Duccio is considered to have had a major influence on the formation of the International Gothic
style. He is considered to have influenced Simone Martini
and the brothers Ambrogio
and Pietro Lorenzetti
His works include the Rucellai Madonna (1285) for Santa Maria Novella (now in the Uffizi) and the Maestà (1308-11) for Siena's cathedral.