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.
– 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 .
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.