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Five Famous Florentine Renaissance Masters

(The Fathers of Perspective)


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Florentine Masters of Perspective - Louvre


Florence, early 1500s, 5 Masters of the Florentine Renaissance (Louvre Museum, Paris)



This 210cm x 42cm Wooden panel, much repainted, was originally thought to be by Paolo Uccello (1397 - 1475 (78)), but now the consensus is that it was painted a bit later.  The consensus is also that the faces do not all match the names inscribed underneath them by some helpful soul some time after the painting was done.  The true identities are thought to be (left to right) Antonio Manetti - Brunelleschi's biographer and mathematician friend of Uccello (artist and perspective freak), Donatello, Paolo Uccello himself, Tommaso Masaccio, and Filippo Brunelleschi.  So the name writer scored just 1 out of 5 and Giotto missed out  - should have tried harder! 


Antonio Manetti and Donatello
Uccello, Masaccio and Brunelleschi
Antonio Manetti Donatello de'Bardi

Probably Antonio Manetti  1423 - 1497 (74)

Mathematician and Architect with a particular interest in perspective and calculating the size of Dante's Inferno



Probably Donatello de'Bardi  1396 - 1466 (70)

Link to Donatello's works

Paolo Uccello Tommaso Masaccio

Probably Paolo Uccello  1397 - 1475 (98)


Probably Tommaso Masaccio  1400 - 1428 (28)

Link to the Brancacci Chapel

If ever a mobile piece of art was place specific (in this case Florence) it is this one, but you will have to go to the Louvre in Paris to see it. 

Filippo Brunelleschi
  Probably Filippo Brunelleschi (more portraits)  1377 - 1446 (69)

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