Movement, Style, School or Type of Art:
Early Italian Renaissance, Florentine School
Date and Place of Birth:
December 21, 1401, San Giovanni Val d’Arno
Life and Work:
Masaccio is best known for rendering humans with accurate human proportions, a technique which was lost during the Middle Ages. The best example of this can be seen in his painting Expulsion from the Garden of Eden, 1427.
- Trinity, ca. 1425–7, fresco, S Maria Novella, Florence
- The Brancacci Chapel frescoes, ca. 1424-7, S Maria del Carmine, Florence
Date and Place of Death:
Prior to late June of 1428, in Rome.
Masaccio was documented as being in Rome in spring of 1428, where he was collaborating on the S Maria Maggiore Altarpiece with Masolino. News of his death reached Florence by late June that same year.
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