The arrangement of square and rectangular panels in the rear side painting sequence of Duccio di Buoninsegna's 'Maesta', (1308 - 1311) is engraved in the rhythm and composition of 'The Angel’s Share'. Slip cast beakers and emblems are actors who regroup in and around a sequence of press moulded rectangles, guiding the eye up, down or across as in Duccio’s paintings. The free standing rectangles and their apertures echo Duccio’s arcades as in his 'Healing of the Blind Man', (National Gallery, London) and the caves of early Italian renaissance painting as in Duccio’s 'The Descent into Hell'. Above a deep blue floating motif echoes the angel in Giotto’s 'Dream of Joachim'. The texture and colour of the press moulded rectangles has the substance and gravity of fresco.
Photographer: Michael Wolchover