Artists of the Italian Renaissance

Masaccio's 600th Birthday Exhibition     Masaccio's "Trinita" in Santa Maria Novella

 

Masolino, Masaccio and Filippino Lippi in the Brancacci Chapel in the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence

 

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The extraordinary narrative fresco cycle  (now fully restored) about the life of Saint Peter (with a couple on original sin thrown in) by Masolino (1424), Masaccio (1427) and finally Filippino Lippi (1481)

 

Masaccio's contributions in particular,  painted when he was 25 (a year before his early death), are regarded, along with his Trinita in Santa Maria Novella, as one of the most consummate examples of Renaissance art, and have been brilliantly restored. 

 

On the right, Masaccio paints Masolino, himself, Leon Battista Alberti (or possibly Donatello) and Brunelleschi in the crowd in "Saint Peter Enthroned".

 

 

 

Masaccio, The Expulsion from Eden Masolino, The Temptation
Masaccio "The Tribute Money" - a seminal painting in the art of the next few hundred years

Male faces from from "The Tribute Money", and, below right, two young men wearing turbans which occupied days 13, 14 and 15 of the process of frescoing Masolino's "Healing of the Lame Man and Raising of Tabitha"

 

Masaccio  "Baptism of the Neophytes"

 

Masolino  "Healing of the Lame Man and Raising of Tabitha" (and above, just the good looking lads)

 

Filippino Lippi self portrait as a crowd member in "The Dispute with Simon Magus".  Lippi completed the Masaccio frescos which were left unfinished at the artist's early death.

 

Detail from Masaccio's  "The Distribution of the Goods of the Community and the Death of Ananias"

 

Other onlookers in Masaccio's "Saint Peter Enthroned"

 

Onlooker in Masaccio's "The Raising of the Son of Theophilus"

Masolino, Saint Peter Preaching

Filippino Lippi "the Crucifixion of Saint Peter"

 

Parking around the nearby Piazza S Frediano is easier than the Piazza del Carmine itself.  Afterwards a walk to the Via Santa Spirito leads to the Trattoria del Carmine, or the greenery and restaurants of Piazza Santa Spirito or Santo Bevitore a bit further away.

 

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