Tommaso de Cassia
Nicknamed- "Masaccio or Sloppy Tom"

1401-1428 Italy-Early Renaissance

 

Brief Biography-Masaccio was born in San Giovanni Valdarno near Florence. His life was short, dying at the age of twenty-six; his most significant painting years were only between the age of twenty to twenty-six. His father, Ser Giovanni who was a notary, died young leaving his mother, Monna Jacopa, to marry a second time to a pharmacist, Tedesco del Feo, who died after eleven years in 1417. The family moved to Florence in 1422 where they shared a house. Giotto is said to have been his influence in painting; however, he gained considerable knowledge from the sculptor Donatello and the architect Brunelleschi, between them they were considered originators of what we refer to as the Renaissance.
A work which was begun by the painter Masolino in 1425, and continued by Masaccio, for the chapel of Antonio Brancacci in the Carmine church, is his most well-known work. It consists of scenes from the life of Saint Peter, amongst them are his most famous frescoes, the Tribute Money and the Expulsion from Paradise. His 'Trinity' fresco for the Santa Maria Novella, in Florence, is noted for 'remarkable perspective', which shows the influence of Brunelleschi.
After being summoned to Rome in 1428, where Masaccio may have assisted Masolino doing frescoes for the church of San Clemente, he died suddenly of unknown causes.
The cycle of frescoes in the Brancacci Chapel influenced great masters that came after Masaccio, including Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo Da Vinci and many more.

 

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Mary
with Child

Mary with Child

Predella Panel
from the Pisa Altar

Predella Panel from the Pisa Altar

Saint Peter
Freed from Prison

Saint Peter Freed from Prison

Disputation with
Simon Magus

Disputation with Simon Magus and the Crucifixion of saint Peter

Adoration
of the Magi

Adoration of the Magi

Saint Paul Visits
Saint Peter

Saint Paul Visits Saint Peter in Prison

The
Tribute Money

The Tribute Money

Distribution of Alms
and Death of Ananias

Distribution of Alms and Death of Ananias

Expulsion from
Paradise

Expulsion from Paradise

Saint Peter
Enthroned

Saint Peter Enthroned

Baptism of the
neophytes

Baptism of the neophytes

Resurrection of the
Son of Theophilus

Resurrection of the Son of Theophilus


Medallion

Medallion

Plate of
Nativity

Plate of Nativity

The
Temptation

The Temptation


Trinity

Trinity

Saint Jerome
and Saint John

Saint Jerome and Saint John the Baptist

Saint Peter
Healing the Sick

Saint Peter Healing the Sick with his Shadow

The Agony
in the Garden

The Agony in the Garden

Young
Man in Profile

Young Man in Profile

San Giovenale
Triptych

San Giovenale Triptych