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 (sē-ĕn′ə, syĕ′nä)
A city of west-central Italy south of Florence. It was an independent city-state after the 12th century and quickly became an artistic and cultural center and the site of an important university (founded c. 1240).

Si′e·nese′ (-nēz′, -nēs′) adj. & n.


(sɪˈɛnə; Italian ˈsjɛːna)
(Placename) a walled city in central Italy, in Tuscany: founded by the Etruscans; important artistic centre (13th–14th centuries); university (13th century). Pop: 52 625 (2001)


(siˈɛn ə)

a city in Tuscany, in central Italy. 64,745.
Si`en•ese′ (-əˈniz, -ˈnis) adj., n., pl. -ese.
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The contract has as its object the assignment of cleaning to be performed in a workmanlike manner, in accordance with the requirements of the tender documents available at the Internet address mentioned above and the operational procedures that will be the subject of the offer technical consultant at municipal facilities (understood as the totality of the interiors and appliances incidental) located in the Sienese territory and listed in art.
Duccio and the Sienese painters segue into a long gallery dedicated to the Gothic altarpiece and devotional practice in Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands.
Brizio deals with Maddalena della Gazzaia, a Sienese woman who defied social convention, the interests of her family, and local patriotism by marrying a Spanish soldier who was a member of an occupying army (pp.
Among their topics are urban images and civic identity in Medieval Sienese painting, politics and the art of city planning in republican Siena, Vecchietta and the civic pantheon in mid-15th-century Siena, politics and antiquity in the Baptist's Chapel facade, and Sodoma at Porta Pispini and the pictorial decoration of Sienese city gates.
Although he was among the most successful painters in late Trecento Siena, Bartolo di Fredi does not dominate the discussion of Sienese painting in the same way that artists like Duccio, Simone Martini, and the Lorenzetti brothers do.
They are now reunited for the first time in this exhibition--a triumph for two visionary museum directors, Ena Heller of the Museum of Biblical Art and Bruce Boucher of University of Virginia Art Museum, who garnered substantial support and collaboration from the Italian and Sienese cultural authorities and the Linde-nau-Museum.
Two elements in the Siena monuments particularly caught my attention: the anthropomorphic depiction of "Justice" in a string of sculptures in the Gaia Fountain, created by Jacopo della Quercia between 1400-1419, and the painted allegories of "good government" and "bad government" by the Sienese painter Abrogio Lorenzetti, which were completed between 1337 and 1339.
Some of the most famous recipes are Cappelletti Romagna Style, Tortellini Italian Style, Macaroni Neapolitan Style, Roman Style Dumplings, Veal in Tuna Sauce, Cacciucco, Stuffed Artichokes, and Sienese "Little Horses.
I did not give it a serious thought again until I received, by surprise, a fascinating invitation from the Foundation of the Sienese Museum System and the municipality of Trequanda.
It is certainly civic, promoted vigorously by Sienese authorities both Catholic and Communist with a localist intensity that lends it a sometimes claustrophobic chauvinism (or campanilismo).
While cardinal Petroni had written a 1313 will (which had been preserved in a Sienese archive) he had never conceived of a Latin Collegio.
The child, as is usual for important figures in Sienese painting, is larger than life-size.