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Enjoy Jane's skilled narration, as she brings Ambrogio Lorenzetti's amazing frescoes to life!

The Court of Tyranny and City Under Tyranny
Disc 2 / Track 2
Ambrogio Lorenzetti
Sala dei Nove, Siena


Countryside Under Tyranny (actual damaged condition)
Disc 2 / Track 2
Ambrogio Lorenzetti
Sala dei Nove, Siena


Court of the Common Good
Disc 2 / Tracks 3-5
Ambrogio Lorenzetti
Sala dei Nove, Siena

City at Peace
Disc 2 / Tracks 6-8
Ambrogio Lorenzetti
Sala dei Nove, Siena

 

Bountiful Countryside
Disc 2 / Track 9
Ambrogio Lorenzetti
Sala dei Nove, Siena

 

Lorenzetti: Palazzo Pubblico

Audio Guide to the Hall of the Nine in Siena
and its Remarkable Fresco Cycle

Ambrogio Lorenzetti's pioneering 14 th Century fresco cycle in the meeting room of the Nine Governors in Siena 's town hall – the Sala dei Nove in the Palazzo Pubblico – illustrates the exalted ideals of the city's experiment with republican rule. The powerful, intricately-detailed images on the walls of the room speak eloquently of the consequences of both good and bad government.

In this masterpiece of secular art, Lorenzetti gave us the earliest Renaissance landscape paintings and one of the consummate political statements in the history of Western art.

Now – with this audio tour –you can experience these ground-breaking fresco paintings guided by the scholarship of a renowned Renaissance historian. Lorenzetti: Palazzo Pubblico is the exclusive audiobook adaptation of the popular book in The Great Fresco Cycles of the Renaissance series, written by Randolph Starn, Professor Emeritus at the University of California , Berkeley .

In this engaging audio tour, Jane's narration reveals the historic context, the lofty political ideals, and the artistic genius that coincided to create Lorenzetti's ground-breaking panoramic fresco paintings in the 14 th Century meeting hall of Siena's Nine Governors.

For armchair travelers too! You don’t have to actually go to Siena to appreciate Lorenzetti’s wonderful frescoes … You can turn the audio guide into a virtual visit to the Sala dei Nove by looking at the images on this page while listening to the narration. Click on thumbnails at left to enlarge the images.


Like all Jane's Smart Art Guides this audio guide to Lorenzetti's remarkable fresco cycle is divided into two parts: a background context segment for listening to before touring the Sala dei Nove in Siena 's Palazzo Pubblico, and the on-site tour of the room.

    • "Slice of History" Background Context ... 40 minutes
    • On-site Guide to the Sala dei Nove ... 65 minutes




Lorenzetti: Palazzo Pubblico
Audio Guide to the Hall of the Nine in Siena
and its Remarkable Fresco Cycle
 
Downloadable for MP3 / iPod
Price: $8.95

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