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REVEALING THE SKELETON OF A PARAGRAPH AN “INTERNATIONAL STYLE” - Duccio’s successors  in the Sienese school  displayed even greater originality  and assurance than Duccio.   Simone  Martini (ca.1285 – 1344)  was  a pupil of Duccio  and a close friend of Petrarch,  who praised him highly for his portrait of “Laura” (the woman to whom Petrarch  dedicated his sonnets).  Martini  worked for the French kings  in Naples and  Sicily and, in his last years, produced paintings for the papal court  at   Avignon where he came in contact with northern painters. By  adapting the  insubstantial  but luxuriant  patterns of the French Gothic  manner  to Sienese   art   and , in turn,  by  acquainting northern painters with the Sienese style Martini was  instrumental in  forming the so-called  International Style  This new style swept 
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