Masaccio (Tommaso Giovanni di Mone)

Masaccio (Tommaso Giovanni di Mone)

Self-portrait, The Virgin and Child (detail), 1420s

Years of life: 1401 – 1428
Art Movement: Early Renaissance
Painting School: Florentine School
Genre: Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV

Masaccio, the greatest Florentine painter of the Early Renaissance, lived a short life, but he revolutionized the art of painting, he was the bridge between Giotto and Michelangelo. The attribution of some of Masaccio’s works (“Big ugly Tom”) remains questionable.

His paintings are able to convey the depth of human experience and emotion, and the figures seem alive and full of dignity. His simple, well-ordered compositions, in which the human figure is the central feature, accord with the Renaissance principle that human beings are the measure of all things.

Masaccio’s major works are Crucifixion, 1426 (Naples: Museo di Capodimonte); The Expulsion from Paradise, c. 1427 (Florence: Santa Maria del Carmine)

References:

  1. Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.

Artworks:

  • St Carmelite

    1426

    St Carmelite  •  1426

  • Expulsion from the Garden of Eden

    from 1424 until 1428

    Expulsion from the Garden of Eden   •  from 1424 until 1428

  • Madonna and Child

    1426

    Madonna and Child   •  1426

  • Saint Andrew

    1426

    Saint Andrew   •  1426

  • Saints Jerome and John the Baptist

    between 1426 and 1428

    Saints Jerome and John the Baptist  •  between 1426 and 1428

  • Virgin and Child with Saint Anne

    between 1424 and 1425

    Virgin and Child with Saint Anne   •  between 1424 and 1425

  • Crucifixion

    1426

    Crucifixion  •  1426

  • Distribution of Alms and Death of Ananias

    1424-1425

    Distribution of Alms and Death of Ananias   •  1424-1425

  • The Decapitation of Saint John the Baptist

    1426

    The Decapitation of Saint John the Baptist   •  1426

  • St. Peter Healing the Sick with His Shadow

    1424-1425

    St. Peter Healing the Sick with His Shadow  •  1424-1425

  • The Tribute Money

    1425

    The Tribute Money   •  1425

  • St Carmelite

    1426

    St Carmelite  •  1426

  • Saint Jerome

    1426

    Saint Jerome   •  1426

  • Saint Augustine

    1426

    Saint Augustine   •  1426

  • Raising of the Son of Teophilus and St. Peter Enthroned

    1425

    Raising of the Son of Teophilus and St. Peter Enthroned  •  1425

  • The Madonna of Humility

    1420s

    The Madonna of Humility  •  1420s

  • Holy Trinity

    1426-1428

    Holy Trinity   •  1426-1428

  • Portrait of a young Man

    between 1425 and 1427

    Portrait of a young Man   •  between 1425 and 1427

  • Brancacci Chapel

    Brancacci Chapel

  • San Giovenale Triptych

    1422

    San Giovenale Triptych   •  1422

  • Profile Portrait of a Young Man

    1430-1450

    Profile Portrait of a Young Man   •  1430-1450

  • Adoration of the Magi

    1426

    Adoration of the Magi  •  1426

  • Madonna and Child (Madonna of Cardinal Casini)

    1426

    Madonna and Child (Madonna of Cardinal Casini)  •  1426

  • Brancacci Chapel, Baptism of Neophytes

    from 1424 until 1425

    Brancacci Chapel, Baptism of Neophytes   •  from 1424 until 1425

  • The Crucifixion of the Apostle Peter and The Beheading of John the Baptist, detail

    1426

    The Crucifixion of the Apostle Peter and The Beheading of John the Baptist, detail  •  1426

  • Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane

    between 1424 and 1425

    Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane   •  between 1424 and 1425

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