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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Siena
  • n. Native or inhabitant of Siena


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  • He is also co-editor of the Art/Lit mag called Sienese Shredder which recently published visual/text poems from John Ashberry.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • [150] On their coins the Sienese struck this legend: "Sena vetus Civitas

    Renaissance in Italy Volume 3 The Fine Arts

  • There are gilded paintings by Sienese and Florentine artists—stigmataed saints, stern unhappy angels, stiff Madonnas with their baby-men Christs suckling from apple-round breasts.

    The Memory Palace

  • An instrumental demonstration of rectitude, drawn by Amelia Amelia after sketch by Iacopo Mariano Taccola, Sienese engineer and mentor to Francesco di Giorgio.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • It was particularly popular in Sienese painting during the fourteenth century and in particular in the work of Simone Martini at Avignon.

    The Long Lost Diptych

  • In Siena, we bought a box of fresh Riccarelli, diamond-shaped traditional Sienese cookies made with ground almonds.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • The model for two of Raphael's most famous Madonnas was a Sienese baker's daughter named Margharita di Luti, who was probably Raphael's lover.

    Where Have All the Muses Gone?

  • The selection ranges from an elegant rendering of a central-plan temple by a quattrocento Sienese painter to a cranky, jam-packed Jackson Pollock (c. 1944; formerly owned by Hans Hofmann), and a rather charming David Hockney ink drawing of his dachshunds made in 1993.

    Thanks to One Couple's Passion

  • It was explained to me that the Sienese, who have a reputation for being cheap as do Genevese, Catalonians, Scots, etc. etc. etc.; in fact I would say more people are described as “cheap” in this world than not, will not shop for clothing in the center, where the tourists go.

    A Tasty Sandwich Near Siena - Bitten Blog -

  • Actually the Sienese do not think of their city as Medieval at all.

    A Tasty Sandwich Near Siena - Bitten Blog -


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