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Explain the political and artistic implications of Duccioâ??s Maesa . Use brief examples to support your response.

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As you assess the political significance within this piece, please notice how its overt religious details with the Old Testament. Since many scholars believe that it was literary inspired by St. Matthew, you might extract the artistic symbolism associated with its Biblical allusions. In terms of artistic meaning, you might even comment on its use of Byzantine iconography as well.

In an artistic sense, his work gives a continuous narrative style, making it flow and give such a strong literary power to the viewers. It also highlights his reading for the Gospels, giving it religious as well as artistic flair. ...

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