Pinacoteca Nazionale

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Pinacoteca Nazionale

Pinacoteca Nazionale
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pyegirl
Rome, Italy1,330 contributions
Disappointed
Apr 2019
This museum was closed during our visit in mid April last year...a big disappointment. Hopefully it is open now.
Written January 4, 2020
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Valerie H
Fairfax, Virginia, United States43 contributions
Small but worth it!
Oct 2019
This museum has fabulous icon artwork. It is very lovely and quiet with space to enjoy the various pieces, some centuries old. Well worth the trip.
Written December 10, 2019
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KXLingle
Sioux Falls, SD74 contributions
An absolute highlight of Siena!
Nov 2019
I cannot say enough about the Pinacoteca! I cannot recommend this gallery too highly!
First, I cannot believe that there were so few people in the museum. I'm guessing that in addition to my family group of six, maybe another half a dozen people were in the entire building.
Not everyone is an art historian or has studied art history. That said, the sheer volume of works presented and the quality of the presentation allows for one to walk through the progression of (religious) art from about 1200-1500 AD. I loved that the works were presented in various states and think that is so important for great institutions such as this for educational purposes. What I mean by this is that on some of the altarpieces and works the places for the gemstones are left empty where the originals were removed, or altarpieces that were cropped for translation to other locations are presented as they currently are. Why a work was made and how it has moved through history says so much about a society and the importance of both religion and artwork.
Once can also follow stylistic changes from more Byzantine styles to the burgeoning of perspectival studies and into the perfectly finished realism so associated with the (northern) Renaissance.
Written November 11, 2019
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Irina I.
Chisinau, Moldova131 contributions
A gem for all pre-renaissance art-addicts!
Sep 2019 • Solo
I was there around noon (12 o’clock). I was alone in most rooms, i guess there were maybe four or five visitors at all. Im a big fan of italian proto- Renaissance , so i was the happiest person visiting this place. Duccio, Sano di pietro, Sassetta, Giovanni di Paolo, etc.
highly recommend for all who is fond of pre renaissance!
The lightning in some rooms doesn’t permit you to take good quality pictures on phone.
Written September 14, 2019
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Aija B
Sydney, Australia201 contributions
Great museum of pre-Resnnaisance art form Siena
Aug 2019
Shows evolution of art from 13th to 15th century very well, artworks are from Siena and it is a valuable and well curated collection
Written August 18, 2019
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Pomlover1
Knoxville, TN23 contributions
My favorite museum in Siena!
Jun 2018 • Business
I visited the Pinacoteca last May and loved the beautiful and vast collection of Gothic painting. Bad news-- there is a temporary closing. Make sure you check their page directly before you visit (under the visit tab). If you are a fan of Gothic, this is an absolute must-see. Absolutely lovely work.
Written May 9, 2019
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Kyle S
968 contributions
Paintings of the Sienese School
Nov 2018 • Couples
This 14th century Palazzo Buonsignori holds a fine aft gallery featuring artists of the Sienese School. The collections are arranged in chronological order from the 13th century through the end go the 16th century.highlights are Duccio's Madonnadei Francescani , Martini's The Blessed Agostino Novello, Lorenzetti's Two Views, and Domenico's Adoration of the Shepherds.
Written January 21, 2019
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jacologne
Cologne, Germany104 contributions
best museum in the world (of its age)
Oct 2018 • Family
they have everything, the best that was available. See it on on floor, booth at booth the finest works as the perspective evolves in painting. Astounding!
Written January 14, 2019
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michaelmartman
San Francisco, CA361 contributions
Very Worthwhile Painting Gallery
Oct 2018 • Couples
We made a return visit to Siena to specifically visit the Pinacoteca, which we were unable to visit on our previous trip. It was good, though I thought there would be more work by notable artists of the time period; there were a couple of good Duccio's and a few good Martini's.
There were many, many Madonna and Child paintings by various artists and workshops from the 1300's and 1400's, and quite a number of International Gothic altarpieces. Most of these had extensive gold leafing, which was quite beautiful to see. I thoroughly enjoy the textured and patterned surfaces that many of these works have. There were some Renaissance-era paintings and a few Baroque things, though none by "true masters." The sequential arrangement of the works allows one to see the gradual evolution of style away from the Medieval, through the Renaissance, and into the Baroque.
The galleries are spacious and were not crowded when we were there, so it was very enjoyable. Overall it was a good couple of hours spent casually wandering through the very worthwhile collection.
Written November 4, 2018
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia4,387 contributions
Remarkable collection
Sep 2018 • Friends
The museum was opened in 1932 and is located in two palaces in the city’s center. The gallery has a remarkable collection of paintings, especially from medieval and Renaissance era, mostly from Italian artists. This is an exhibition that should be on everyone’s plan during the visit to Siena, important, beautiful and exciting.
Written October 5, 2018
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Pinacoteca Nazionale is open:
  • Sun - Mon 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 8:15 AM - 7:15 PM
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